Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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Creelman, Fillmore, Handsworth, Heward & districts, Saskatchewan
- Henry Walter "Harry", late of Midale, Sask. passed away on October 28, 2006 at the age of 91 years. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Giles Anglican Church, Estevan, Sask. Interment to follow in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Sask.
- Alex Howie Allan, late of Stoughton, and formerly from Creelman, passed away March 17, 2015, at the age of 78 years. Alex was predeceased by his parents: Andrew and Hazel Allan; his wife: Beverley Allan; brother and sister-in-law: John and Pearl Allan; niece: Donna Morin, his father and mother-in-law: Charles and Irene Campbell. He is survived by his five children: Barbara (Lonnie) Corbin, Stoughton, and their children: Tyson, Trent, Tyler, and Travis, Caroline Allan, Weyburn, and her children: Alexander and Julia, Sandra (Russell) Kaip, Weyburn, and their children: Steven, Eric, Michael and Amanda, Charlie Allan, Creelman; Patricia Allan, Vernon, BC; brothers and sisters: Bill (Freida) Allan, Brooks, AB, Ed (Myrtle) Allan, Calgary, AB, Malcolm (Norma) Allan, Creelman, Mary (Gordon) Thomas, Mill Bay, BC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Alex was born on March 25, 1936 in the living room of his parent’s home which is now the farm that Malcolm and Norma Allan and Ralph and Joan Allan reside. He was the youngest child of Andrew and Hazel Allan. Alex attended school at Sequin and at Hartaven when there was no teacher available at Sequin. He also went to school in Creelman for a year.In February 1954, Alex enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, where he trained as a Medic. He saw a lot of Canada and enjoyed his three year term. Dad shared with us many stories of his army days. In 1957, Alex returned home and started farming. He farmed with his brother Malcolm for several years and during the winters worked away from the farm in the oil field as well as cutting brush at Banff.During this time, Alex met Beverley Campbell and they began dating. They were married in Stoughton on November 16, 1963, and settled on his brother Ed’s farm in the Creelman area. They began building their life, their farm, and their family. They grain farmed and raised pigs for a few years. When they got out of pigs, they started raising cattle. Over the years, Alex had hired help as there was always lots of work to do. Leonard Geske, Gordon Leatherdale, and Joe Weisgerber were dedicated workers and made an important contribution to the farm. Gordon and Dorothy Johnston were excellent workers and through the years remained good friends of the family. As the farm grew so did the family. They had five children, Barbara, Caroline, Sandra, Charlie, and Patricia. It was a busy time for Alex and Beverley but there were a lot of fun times too — a quick ball game in the yard, a picnic and swim at Long Lake, and the Creelman Fair. Farm life was busy but also brings back fond memories of filling chop pails and dumping them in the feeders for the cows, helping with chores after school, and bringing the cows home in the fall from the pasture at Long Lake. Some Sunday afternoons in the fall we would all go for a walk in the pasture at Long Lake or at home around through the sloughs and trees in the southeast field. In the winter, Dad used to hook sleds behind the tractor and pull us as he was clearing the lane. Alex also enjoyed playing the accordion, which he played by ear and would practice until he played a song perfectly. When we were younger, he’d play Happy Birthday for each of our birthdays and we’d all sing! As the family grew up and moved away, Alex, Beverley, and Charlie continued farming and the family continued to grow. Holidays and birthdays, with the family and often Gordon and Dorothy were celebrated with a delicious meal and card games and dominoes. In the summer, a picnic in the yard was a favorite activity. In 2006, Beverley became ill and life changed for all of us. Alex cared for Beverley and did less farming. Then more sad news came for the family when Alex was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Beverley passed away on July 13, 2008 and Alex’s disease worsened. In January 2010, Patricia came back home to care for Dad. In April 2011, Alex became a resident at New Hope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton. It was a difficult time for Alex and his family but the staff at the Lodge took care of Dad. Alex will be missed by many, forever loved by his family, and has left many treasured memories. As we say goodbye we can take comfort in knowing Dad’s at peace and reunited with Mom in Heaven. A funeral service for Alex was held on Monday, March 23, at 11:00 am from Stoughton Apostolic Church, with Pastor Ken Stoddard officiating. Interment followed at Handsworth Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were Alex’s grandsons.
- Beverley Patricia (nee Campbell), late of Creelman passed away on Sunday, July 6, at the age of 63 years. Beverley was predeceased by her father, Charles Campbell and her grandparents: Alex and Julia Szilagyi and her mother-in-law, Hazel Allan. Beverley is survived by her husband: Alex Allan, Creelman; five children: Barbara (Lonnie) Corbin, Stoughton and their children: Tyson, Trent, Tyler and Travis; Caroline Allan, Weyburn and her children: Alexander and Julia; Sandra (Russell) Kaip, Minton and their children: Steven, Eric, Michael and Amanda; Charlie Allan, Creelman; Patricia Allan, Williams Lake, BC; her mother, Irene Campbell, Creelman; as well as brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Mom, Beverley Patricia was born on September 10, 1944, the only child of Charlie and Irene Campbell. Mom grew up on the farm near Handsworth. As a child, Mom loved to be outside, spending time with her dad and riding her horse. Mom went to school at Handsworth and high school at Stoughton. Mom met dad when she was in grade eleven. They dated for several years and got married on November 16, 1963. They lived on the farm near Creelman where they built their life. This is where they raised their five children. Their first daughter, Barbara Dian, was born on Nov. 29, 1964; Caroline Verna came next on June 17, 1966. Four years later another daughter, Sandra Elizabeth was born on June 24, 1970. In 1974 a son, Charles George was born on May 22nd. The family was complete when their last daughter, Patricia Marie was born on July 1, 1978. Mom and Dad were kept busy with children, farming and cattle. Mom loved life on the farm. She was happiest when she was doing something outside. She had a large garden (a 1/4 of a mile long is not an exaggeration!) and a beautiful yard. Mom's yard was full of fruit trees, rose bushes, peonies, and flowerbeds filled with her favorite flowers and perennials. She took great pride in her yard and worked hard to keep it looking its very best. Mom was a good cook. Coming home after school to freshly baked cookies and every Sunday we would have roast chicken and flapper pie. The Creelman fair was always a big event. Mom looked forward to entering a variety of things such as canning, fancy work, photography, baking, plants, cut flowers and eggs, just to name a few. Mom always came home with a bunch of ribbons. During the winter, mom enjoyed working on her paint-by-numbers and embroidery. At night she would sit in her chair and crochet on a blanket. Over the years she has a large collection of ripple aghgans. Mom and Dad loved to go for a drive; often it was to the pasture to check the cows. They did chores together. It was their exercise for the day. Mom had a name for all the cows and she would hold out a handful of oats and a half dozen of cows were over in a flash for their treat. It didn't matter where they went, they enjoyed being together. We looked forward to spending time with Mom on many outings; we enjoyed horseback riding; riding bikes, going on walks with mom, swimming at Long Lake, skidooing in the winter, and going cross-country skiing - she always had the time for us, to listen and visit. Mom was a kind and gentle caring person, always there for us. Many fun, pleasant and fond memories of Mom will be cherished. She will always be in our hearts. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Legion Hall, Stoughton with Pastor Darcy Umpherville officiating. The Honorary Pallbearers were Gordon Johnston, Bill Rose and Beverley's Grandchildren. The Active Pallbearers were Tyson Corbin, Trent Corbin, Gerald Swanson, Gordon Allan, Roy Obst and John Ray. Interment followed at Handsworth Cemetery, Handsworth.
- Edith Marie Alberta (nee Laderoute), 84, passed away peacefully at the Invermere (BC) Hospital on Tuesday, July 25, 2006. She was born on August 17, 1921 in St. Rose du Lac, MB, the first of five children of Raphael and Amelie Laderoute. Edith's family was descendants of Jean Baptiste and Anne Marie Lagimodiere, one of the original families to settle in western Canada. The family eventually migrated west to southern Saskatchewan and the Creelman area. In 1941 Edith graduated from Regina Normal School and taught at Pei Wei School District in Porcupine Plain, for the next year. As a young woman, Edith joined the Canadian Armed Forces and was stationed in London, England during the Second World War. After WWII, she returned home and subsequently married Colin Allan of Creelman in 1946. They lived in Stoughton, where they raised a family of five children. In the early 70s, Edith moved west to Calgary, AB and spent the next 33 years there. Becoming the ultimate western Canadian gal, she completed her journey west by relocating to Invermere, BC in October of 2005. Edith was predeceased by her parents; her brother Louis; and her husband Colin. She is survived by her three sisters Lucille (Sis), Yvonne, and Bernice; as well as her loving children and their families: Jim (Norma); Peter (Toni); and Sonja, all of Calgary, AB; Doug (Jill) of Flagstaff, Arizona; and Paul (Lori) of Mankato, Minnesota. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and many relatives in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. A special thanks to Dr. Gooch, the nurses and staff at Invermere and District Hospital for the care given to our mother.
- John Aaron. On Wednesday, August 2, 2006, John Aaron Allan, late of Creelman, passed away at the age of 50 years. John was predeceased by his father, Andrew Allan (1991), brother-in-law, Bill Horner (1988) and nephew, Warren Wilson (1989). John will be lovingly remembered by his family: mother, Kathryn of Creelman, very special friend, Kari Ward of Creelman, his siblings: May Allan of Arcola and her children, Kent (Lisa) and son Jordan, and Marcy Kalberg (Josh) and their father, Ken; June Allan of Regina and her children, Barry (Laura) and Falynn Wilson and their father, Don; Sylvia (Tom) Herriman of Airdrie and their children, Stacey (Jason), Will and daughter Kaylyne, Kayd, Rob, Jeremy and Elissa (Scott) and son Evan; Warren (Susan) Allan of Creelman and their children, Chelsea, Kayla and Shantal; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. John Aaron Allan was born July 24, 1956 in the Fillmore Hospital, Fillmore. He took his schooling at Creelman school, and followed in the footsteps of his father and became a Jack of all trades, farming with his brother and father on the family farm all his life. John enjoyed curling, fishing, and socializing with friends and family. He always helped his father with the threshing bees. John won several trophies for curling and received appreciation awards for helping with hockey. He worked on several community projects, helping with the building of the new rink and the addition to the hall, and was always involved with the fair parade, etc. John was thoughtful, kind and caring of family and friends. He believed in treating others as you would like to be treated. He will be missed by all he knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, August 9 at 2:00 P.M. from Creelman United Church, Creelman with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment will be at a later date. All who shared in John's Life were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Gerald Swanson, Larry Allan, Pat Farrell, Merv MacDonald, Jerry Kohorst, Allan Carnegie, Gabe Keen and Allen Gottfried.
- Joseph Arthur (Gdanski). Peacefully, at noon, on Friday, August 13, 2010 at St. Joseph's at Fleming Nursing Home, Peterborough, ON. Son of John Gdanski 1889-1958 & Mary Frycz 1896-1918. Stepson of Appolonia Pauline Maicher 1902-1972. Ancestors documented at www.ogs.on.ca/ogspi. Born in Candiac, Sask. May 2, 1913. The family moved to Fillmore, Sask. 1926. Eldest of twelve: (2) Sophie 1915-2004 (Bill Ciasnocha 1915-1980), (3) Agnes 1917(Mike Lawryk 1913-1984), (4) Mary 1919-2002 (Lawrence Ludwig 1917-2008), (5) Stanley 1921-1992 (Mina Firth 1925-1980), (6) Helen 1923(Ted Engel 1922-1987), (7) Alan 1930-1973 (Margaret Maloney -1987), (8) Rosella 1932 (Dominic Zyla), (9) Victor 1934(Ivy Stanners), (10) Henry 1937(Dolores Vertefeule), (11) Ronald 1939(Jacqueline Beaudoin), (12) Adeline 1942-2008 (Wayne McKeown 1940-2003). Siblings 2, 3, 4, 8 raised families in Sask; 5, 6, 7, 12 London, ON; 9 Oklahoma, 10 Woodstock, ON, 11 Grimsby, ON. Hiring discrimination during the Great Depression prompted the surname change from Gdanski to Allan. Married December 29, 1941 in Regina to his beloved wife Grace Mary Hambly (daughter of William Henry Hambly 1857-1936 & second wife Christina Bell 1879-1970). Loving father of John (Lynda Ann Marie Barrett) of Sudbury and the late William Joseph Billy. Dear grandfather of Brian (Lori Bedard) of Barrie, Karen (Mike Biggar) of Toronto, Joseph (Natalie Sasseville) of Ottawa and Gord (Luc) of Ottawa. Great grandfather of Justin of Sudbury, Joshua of Barrie, James & Marissa of Smith's Falls ON. Retired Tool & Die Maker at Canadian General Electric Peterborough 1942-1976. Director of Saint Peter's Parish Credit Union 1960's & 1970's. Catcher in Seniors' Slow Pitch Baseball, 1980's & 1990's. Music volunteer, Canadian General Electric Social & Athletic events, and Seniors skating at Memorial Center and Evinrude. Joe & Grace were also active volunteers at Activity Haven, Peterborough. Joe was always at his best when leading by quiet example and sharing his skills and experience to help and encourage others. Fondly remembered by many machinists and toolmakers who apprenticed under his wing. Special thanks from the entire Allan family to Joe's friendly and supportive caregivers at Saint Joseph at Fleming Nursing Home, Peterborough. Cremation. No visitation. Interment in Allan family plot at Saint Peter's Cemetery, Peterborough at a later date.
- Terry Warren Allan, 28, Creelman, died accidentally August 1, 2004. Predeceased by his beloved Grandpa Sam Allan, Terry is survived by his fiancé Bobbie-Jo Bowes and their son Sammy Allan, parents Larry and Sharon, Creelman; brother Tory and wife Cristalee, Copper Sands; brother Tyson, Creelman; grandparents Ruth Allan, Willie and Doreen Carnegie; Creelman; Bobbie-Jo's parents, Pat and Nathalie Neal and family; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Terry was born November 20, 1975 in Regina. Terry took all his schooling in Creelman where he was active in all sports and school activities and where he made many life long friends. He attended technical school for truck and transport mechanics, but soon followed his life long dream to become a professional driver, something he had done all his life with his Dad. Terry, in turn, was doing the same with his son. Terry drove hauling gravel and moving rigs until he came home to work with his Dad in the trucking business. Terry never turned down any job no matter what the job entailed. He loved adventure and trying new things like heading to the North West Territories to drive on the ice roads and his last adventure of earning his private pilot's license. Terry was an honest, hardworking person with a great love of life, family and friends. Terry loved to spend time with his son even taking him on many of his hauls to the United Sates. Terry was loved and respected by all who knew him and by all those that he worked with. Funeral service was held Saturday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m., from Creelman United Church, with Pastor Ken Zerbin officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gate Cemetery, Creelman. Active pallbearers are Tory Allan, Tyson Allan, Ken Kalberg, Jason Farrell, Kent Kalberg, Peter Treble, Herman Wonitowy and Tyler Gerry.
- Betty (nee Walbaum) June 17, 1945 - December 1, 2013. Betty passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Sunday, December 1, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents Adam and Mildred Walbaum; Dale's parents Marshall and Kathleen Anderson; Marshall's second wife Blanche; son Bobby Anderson; and Dale's brother Charles Anderson. Her memory will live on forever in those who loved her. Left to mourn the loss of mom is her husband of 49 years Dale; children Lynne Anderson, Brent (Heather) Anderson, Laurel (Colter) Kress; sister Deb Danielson, brothers Harold (Judy) Walbaum, Bob Walbaum and Terry (Elaine) Walbaum; Dale's sisters Alice (Willie) Kammer and Laura (Dean) Pylypuk and sister-in-law Marion Anderson. Mom also cherished her grand-babies: Caitlyn, Tristan, and Kennedy Anderson, Brooklyn and Ty Anderson, Peyton and Brighton Kress, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was born June 17, 1945 at Heward, SK. Mom graduated from Stoughton high school in 1962. Mom had an ability to fix just about anything. Mom enjoyed spending time with her family, quilting and crocheting. Mom liked to keep things simple. A memorial service will be held at Raymore United Church, Main Street and 3rd Ave, Raymore, SK. on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Doug Armbruster officiating. A come and go reception will be held following the memorial service at the Raymore Elks Hall, Queen Street and 3rd Ave, Raymore, SK.
- Bertha "Betty" (nee Michael). On Saturday, March 22, 2003 Betty slipped quietly away at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her husband Robert, son Graham and sister Winnie Seiferling. Betty is survived by her daughter Gaile (Tim) Buckley; granddaughters:Kelly Buckley, Dalys (Scott) Steidl and Robyn (Chris) Wagman; great grandchildren: Shelby and Kennedy Steidl and Justin Wagman; sisters: Vicki Widdifield, Elsie McKee and Anne (Howard) Bolton; and brothers: Robert (Jean) Michel, Albert (Gail) Michel and Harold (Lois) Michel as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Betty was born on November 26, 1915 in Regina and lived in farming communities in southeast Saskatchewan until her marriage in 1940 to Robert Andrews where she farmed with him near Creelman until 1954 when they moved to Regina. Betty worked for 18 years at Sask. Power Corporation, retiring in 1975. Betty loved to travel and enjoyed trips to Italy, France, England, Australia and New Zealand. She also enjoyed vacationing in Canada and her holidays included travel from one coast to the other. Her last adventure was a cruise up the inside passage to Alaska. Betty was a resident of Regina Pioneer Village for the last several years of her life and her family wishes to express a heartfelt thanks to all the staff in 3E who cared or her with such gentleness and compassion all these years. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
- Colin "Bud" Durwood (March 21, 1943 – January 28, 2015). It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Colin "Bud" Durwood Ast, late of Regina, SK, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the age of 71, in the Regina General Hospital. Bud is survived by his loving wife and partner of 26 years, Janice; daughters Martine (Stephen) and Erin (Kim); sister Karen (Ross, Ulmer, Jasmin, Jade and Kira); brother-in-law Bruce Gellvear (Marla, Joel, Janelle and Lauryn); as well as several cousins and special friends. Bud had many fond memories of growing up in Fillmore, time spent at Kenosee Lake and travelling to new and different places which resulted in numerous treasured friendships. He retired in 1998 after working for Investors Group for 26 years. In keeping with Bud's wishes there will be no funeral service. Janice would like to express heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Dr. S. Karunakaran, assistant Tracy and other medical teams for the quality care provided over the years.
- Lillian Mary (nee Boll), Friday, June 1, 2001 at the age of 81 years, began her journey surrounded by family and friends. Predeceased by her husband, Richard H. Ast; her parents, Adam and Laura Boll; sisters: Donalda Bradford and Phyllis Ewart; and brother, Cyril Boll. Lill will be missed and lovingly remembered by her children and grandchildren: Dianne Mondry of Grand Forks, North Dakota and children: Jesse, Wyatt and Casey; Rick (Gillian McCreary) Ast of Regina and children: Meghan (Christopher Dotson) and Molly; Brian (Mary Lou) Ast of Saskatoon and children: Heather, Joel and Keith; and Donna (Robert) Kuntz of Balgonie and children: Laura, Melanie and Darren (Brandy); brother-in-law Art Bergreen of Portland, Oregon; and many dear nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Lill was born November 3, 1919 on her family farm near Fillmore where she grew up. She married Dick Ast in 1946 and raised four children. Moving to Regina in 1962, where the Lamont Crescent residence was home to our family and many of our friends who came to know our mother as their own. After her husband's death in 1976, Lill returned to live independently in her home town amidst family and life long friends. Lill's mothering strength of character, ribald sense of humour and her buns and cinnamon rolls endeared her to all. We will remember Mom always. Our family is very grateful to the caring staff of the Fillmore Health Centre for their compassion and support. A celebration of Lillian's life was held at Grace United Church in Fillmore, on Tuesday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Fillmore Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
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- Hazel (nee Dickie). On Monday, April 23rd, 2007 at 8:30 a.m., surrounded by her loving family, Hazel Babcock passed away peacefully at the age of 81. Predeceased by her parents, Jack and Mary Ellen Dickie; one son, Raymond; one daughter-in-law, Lynn; four brothers: Bob (Lavica), Gordon (Cecelia), Harry (Ivy), and Tom; seven sisters: Eva (Dave) McKinnon, Mable (Alf) Dunn, Mary (Gurvin) Foss, Margaret (Rolland) Pollock, Pearl (Roy) Pollock, Clara (Bill) Sutherland, Amy (Walter) Seabrook; sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Shirley, Annie, Marti; brothers-in-law, Howard, Jack, Bill. Hazel is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ron; son, Albert (Phyllis); five grandsons, Kerry (Patti), Ryan (Jen), Trevor (Jackie), Brent (Voni), Steven (Dinnette); great-grandchildren: Michelle, Myles, Ron, Kayla, Kendal, Kianna, Wyatt, Megan and Amber; sisters-in-law, Dora, Joyce, Rose; brothers-in-law, Gordon, Lawrence, Dwayne; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
- Ronald John. On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., Ron fell asleep to go dancing with Hazel once again. He was 96 years of age. Ron was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Hazel; parents, Albert and Sadie Babcock; son Raymond; daughter-in-law Lynne Babcock; brothers, Howard (Annie), Gordon and Bill; sisters, Dorothy (Jack) Curlock and Shirley Sutton; brothers-in-law, Bob (Lavica) Dickie, Gordon (Cecelia) Dickie, Harry (Ivy) Dickie and Tom Dickie; and sisters-in-law, Marty Babcock, Eva (Dave) McKinnon, Mable (Alf) Dunn, Mary (Gurvin) Foss, Margaret (Rolland) Pollock, Pearl (Roy) Pollock, Clara (Bill) Sutherland and Amy (Walter) Seabrook. He is survived by brother Lawrence Babcock; son Albert (Phyllis); grandsons, Kerry (Patti), Ryan (Jen), Trevor (Jackie), Brent (Voni) and Steven (Dinnette); great-grandchildren, Michelle, Myles, Ronnie, Kayla, Kendal, Kianna, Wyatt, Amber, Megan, Rylan and Aaron; great-great-grandson Deron; sisters-in-law, Dora Dickie, Joyce Babcock and Rose Babcock; brother-in-law Dwayne Sutton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, SK. on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ann White officiating.
- Violet Elizabeth "Vi" (nee Holonics) passed away peacefully with family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, October 5th, 2008 at the age of 65 years. Violet grew up in Handsworth and went on to attend high school at the convent in Forget. She moved to Regina in 1961, and took a job at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool where she met Fred. They were married six months later on July 14, 1962. It was then that Vi quit her job at the Wheat Pool to begin the most important job of her life--being a mom and grandma. And this job she did with much love and expertise. Mom loved cooking and baking and she always made sure family events were special times. On birthdays, everybody got their favourite meal and a special cake. At Christmas, everybody got their own pail of Granny's baking. Sunday brunch after church was one of Mom's favourite traditions. Mom always loved watching her children and grandchildren's activities, spending countless hours with Dad in the rink, on the soccer field, and at the baseball diamond. Over the years, Mom had several other hobbies and interests including tending her garden and flowers, walking, bowling, ceramics, and playing cards and Yahtzee. Mom was a loving, selfless person who always put her family first. We will miss her greatly, but we will continue the family traditions she cherished knowing that she finally has peace and comfort. Vi is predeceased by her parents Tony and Julia (nee Szmatra) Holonics, father and mother-in-law Frank and Katherine Bast, and one nephew Corey Holonics. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 46 years, Fred; five children: Deborah (Lyle) Urszulan, Trevor (Sandra) Bast, Sandra (Deke) Panko, Stacey (Mark) Loopkey & Troy (Shannon) Bast; fourteen grandchildren: Joseph, Amy, Desmond, Reggie, Spencer, Gabriel, Daeshawn, Daelon, Julia, Logan, Kathryn, Daegan, Elizah, and Annabel; brothers and sister: William, James, and Wilma Gall; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Good Samaritan Roman Catholic Church, 425 Broad St. N. with Rev. John Mock, Celebrant. Interment of ashes will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
- Alvin Wallace Beare, late of Weyburn and formerly of Fillmore, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital on February 15, 2010 at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn of Weyburn, his daughter, Linda (Garry) Procknow of Stoughton, his son, Brian Beare of Fillmore; his grandchildren: Kyla (Marty) Krushelniski and their daughter, Makayla of Macklin, Michelle (Zach) Stevens of Kelowna and Darren Procknow of Saskatoon. He is also survived by his sister, Enid (Leroy) Stewart-Dammann, his brother Ivan (Leona) Beare, his sisters-in-law, May Treble and Jean Treble, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Luella, brother, Garfield, in-laws: Alex Stewart, Gordon Treble, Earle Treble, Orville (June) Treble, Toots (Donald) Dunlop, and nephew, Wyman (Wendy) Treble. Dad grew up and attended school at Freewill, north east of Fillmore. He was a farmer and took pride in his black summerfallow, shorthorn cattle and Yorkshire pigs. He made many trips to Creelman Fair and Regina Spring Fair and Bull Sale with his prize pigs where he established many life long friendships with his fellow competitors. Mom and Dad retired to Fillmore in 1972. Dad was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge, a RM counsellor and sat on the hospital board, housing authority board and reported to the Department of Agriculture on weather and crop conditions for many years. Dad was a true community man. He and Mom never missed an event in Fillmore until their health declined and they moved to Parkway Lodge in Weyburn in April, 2009. They delivered meals on wheels to Fillmore residents until they were well into their 80's. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He never missed a ball game, hockey game, band concert, school awards night or graduation. He loved to dance and they made many trips to Danceland at Watrous. Family and friends gathered for a Graveside Service at the Fillmore Cemetery on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Nick Judson officiating. A lunch followed at the Fillmore United Church basement.
- Brian Alvin (January 13, 1954 - July 4, 2014). Brian Alvin Beare, late of Fillmore, SK passed away peacefully Friday, July 4, 2014 at the age of 60 years due to a major stroke. Brian was predeceased by his parents Alvin and Evelyn. Brian is survived by his only sister Linda (Garry) Procknow; his nieces Kyla (Marty) Krushelniski and Michelle (Zach) Stevens; his nephew Darren (Krystle) Procknow; great- niece Makayla Krushelniski; great-nephews Dominic Krushelniski and Jude and Nate Stevens. Also survived by many special friends and relatives including Walter Nixon, Mike Wiggins, Drew Kidd, Andre Hollebeke, Emil Nelson, Dale Tytlandsvik, Dave Desautels and cousin Rod Beare. Brian spent his whole life in Fillmore. Although he never married he had two great loves: sports and his furry cats. He was administrator of the Village for 24 years as well as the Recreation Director. He refereed hockey, volleyball and umpired men's ball and ladies' softball. He was also on the SAHA Referee Division Executive for many years. A Service of Remembrance for Brian will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore United Church, Fillnore, SK, with Rev. Ann White, officiating.
- Evelyn Maurine (nee Treble) formerly of Fillmore passed away at Tatagwa View, Weyburn, on March 8, 2012 at the age of 98 years. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Garry) Procknow, of Stoughton and her son, Brian Beare, of Fillmore; her grandchildren, Kyla (Marty) Krushelniski and their daughter, Makayla, of Macklin, Michelle (Zach)Stevens and their son, Jude, of Kelowna and Darren Procknow (Krystle Osorio) of Pasqua Lake; her sisters-in-law, May Treble and Jean Treble of Regina, Enid (Leroy) Stewart-Dammann, of Stoughton; brother-in-law, Ivan (Leona) Beare of Fillmore as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alvin, of 65 years on February 15, 2010; all her siblings, Gordon, Earle, Orville (June), Toots (Dunny) Dunlop; her brothers-in-law, Garfield Beare and Alex Stewart; and her nephew, Wyman (Wendy) Treble.Evelyn was born on October 2, 1913 and grew up on the farm north of Fillmore, attended Downing school and obtained her Grade 12 in Fillmore. She married Alvin on July 29, 1944 and they farmed together in the Freewill district northeast of Fillmore where they raised their two children. They retired to Fillmore in 1972 and then with failing health to Weyburn Parkway Lodge in April of 2009. Evelyn loved to sew, knit, crochet and quilt and continued to do so until well into her 90's. For $2 you could get pants hemmed or anything altered. She loved to plant a garden and can tomatoes. Her three grandchildren were her pride and joy. Together with Alvin they attended all the kids' ball, hockey and curling games, band concerts and graduations. They loved to dance and made many trips to Danceland at Watrous.They loved their community of Fillmore and participated in as many events as they could. Because they enjoyed such good health for many years they delivered meals on wheels to residents much younger than themselves. In her younger years Evelyn belonged to the UCW and Hospital Auxillary. She loved her sports and followed the Blue Jays, Roughriders and curling on TV. We will all miss her dearly but have many quilts, afghans and needlepoint pictures to remember her by.Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will take place at the Fillmore Cemetery later this spring.
- Garfield. On Tuesday, February 22, 2000, Garfield Beare, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Fillmore, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his father, Harvey Beare in 1961 and by his mother, Luella Beare in 1981. Garfield is survived by two brothers: Alvin (Evelyn) Beare and Ivan (Leona) Beare and one sister, Enid (Alex) Stewart, all of Fillmore; four nephews, four nieces; 13 great nieces and five great nephews; one aunt, Hazel Wallace of Port Perry, ON; as well as numerous cousins in Ontario. Garfield was born in the family farm home (NE 27-11-10-W2) on August 31, 1924. He attended Freewill Country School then took two years of correspondence and received his grade eleven. He started farming in 1940 at the age of 16 with his father and brothers, and continued farming with his brother Ivan Beare until 1990 when he retired. He continued to help on the farm until he took ill in October of 1999. Garfield lived on the family farm for 75 years until the last four months when he became ill and then lived at Hill Top Manor in Weyburn for two months. Garfield remained single all of his life. He was a loyal fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Maple Leafs. He liked to dance and enjoyed visiting with his family and many friends and neighbors. He served on the local Hall Board and on the local Sask. Wheat Pool Committee, both for a number of years. He was always willing to help out at any event when asked. Garfield joined the United Church in Huronville and attended there for a number of years, then transferred to the United Church in Fillmore, and supported it until his passing. Funeral service was held Monday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Rod Beare gave the eulogy. Interment followed in Fillmore Community Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Brian Beare, Gerald Nixon, Orley Treble, Harvey Stewart, Don Grieg and Marcel Van Stavern.
- Leona Irene (nee Perras) July 9, 1933 - February 21, 2013. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of (Irene) Leona Beare of Fillmore on February 21, 2013, at the age of 79 years. Leona was predeceased by her parents, Wilfred and Marie Perras; her brothers: Dennis Perras, Rene Perras and Aurel Perras; her sister Armande Nixon. Leona is survived and will be dearly missed by her husband, Ivan Beare; her four children: Rod (Debbie) Beare of Fillmore and her three children: Leanna (Ian) Pickering of Melfort and their children: Amy, Carlee and Erin; Claude (Joanne) Beare of Fillmore and his son, Cordelle and their daughters: Caitlyn and Miya; Camilla Armstrong of Innisfail, Alberta and her children: Brittany, Brandon, Alyssa, Nathan, Amber, Jayde and Ashton; brother, Paul Perras of Christopher Lake; Lucie Coupal, Medstead; Annette (Henry) Roy, Kelowna, BC; Marie Marthe (Clayton) Edmonston, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba; Evelyn Lefebre, Legal, Alberta and Therese (Lucien) Larochelle, Gravelbourg along with numerous nieces and nephews. Leona was born and raised on a farm near Montmartre, and spoke only French until she started her education au Upper Wakefield Country School. She moved to Fillmore to work as a housekeeper, where she met Ivan in 1951 at a community dance. They wed on June 8, 1953 and were married for almost 60 years. Ivan and Leona eventually moved onto their own homestead and worked tirelessly developing their mixed farming operation. She created a beautiful home where she lived until the time of her illness. Leona dearly loved her four children and cherished her 13 grandchildren. Each of them were special to her and she always took the time to watch whatever activity or event they were involved in. She was the “perfect” grandmother. She also had many close, special friends who will miss her dearly. Leona loved baking, was a fabulous cook and hosted many delicious meals for her family and friends. She took great pride in her manicured yard containing a variety of flowers and trees and she planted a huge garden full of vegetables each year. Leona took part in many activities which provided great enjoyment to her, where she and Ivan met many people over the years and formed strong, lasting friendships. She loved old time and square dancing, and even took part in senior games dancing competitions for seven years and won gold medals six of those years. Leona enjoyed playing cards and entered many bridge tournaments. She volunteered at the Creelman plays and worked as a hostess for the last few years. Leona also loved to travel, and she and Ivan enjoyed many wonderful vacations together and with family. The family would like to thank the staff of the Weyburn General Hospital and the Fillmore Union Health Centre for the care Leona received in the few short weeks that remained of her life. She was a special, unique person and will be sadly missed by all who knew and were touched by her. A Celebration of Life for Leona was held on Monday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore United Church, Fillmore with Rev. Ann White, officiating. Interment followed at Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers.
- William Robert. On Tuesday, November 10, 2009 William Robert Beattie, Broadview, SK died at the age of 82 years. The funeral service will be held in the Broadview and District Community Center on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Doug Miner officiating. Interment of cremated remains at a later date. William was born on February 28, 1927 at Fillmore, SK. Predeceased by his first wife Ruth Beattie (Norbeck) (July 2, 1978), and his second wife Connie Beattie (Sherratt) (October 17, 2008) and brotherin-law Ray Brown (October 25, 2008). Survived by his children: Sheree Sentes (Ralph), Cindy McDonald (Brian), Ian Beattie (Brenda) and Mark Beattie; step-daughters Deborah Bordelay and Shawna Morin (Rob); grandchildren: Amelia Sentes (Kyle), Matthew McDonald, Ryan and Kyle Beattie, Tiffany and Justin Burge, Dustin and Shyla Cunningham; step grandchildren: Jared and Kaia Bordelay, Erin and Jayde Morin and great grandchildren Rhyah Beattie and Tyra Cunningham; two brothers Alex (Dagmar) and John (Louise) Beattie; two sisters Jean (Lloyd) Kemp and Alice Brown and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Eleanor Mary (nee Murphy). On Friday, July 17th, 2009, Eleanor Mary Beckstead, formerly of Creelman passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by her parents, William and Margaret Murphy, a brother in infancy, James Wyman, a daughter, Jean Marie and Alfred, the father of her children. Eleanor will be lovingly remembered by her family, four children: Michael Beckstead of Creelman; Susan (Warren) Allan of Creelman and their family, Chelsea, Kayla and Shantal; Judy (Stephen) Schultz of Hepburn and their family, Ryan and Morgan; Joe (Tracey) Beckstead of Fillmore and their family, Cody and Quintin; brothers, Bill Murphy and George (Bertha) Murphy; sisters, Pat Watson, Elsie (Donald) Arsenault and Geraldine Murphy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Eleanor Mary Beckstead was born on May 16, 1931 in Chelton, Prince Edward Island. She was the oldest of seven children born to William and Margaret Murphy. At a very young age, she was called upon to provide care for her siblings while her parents worked outside the home during the depression. While growing up, Eleanor had many interests. She loved music and song, and was a member of the Parish Choir and took an active part in Parish plays and concerts. Eleanor always looked forward to company who would come and visit. She loved to laugh and enjoyed a good game of cards. Gardening and spending time swimming and just sun bathing on P.E.I. beaches were a few of the hobbies she adored. Eleanor operated a small Convenience Store and Canteen for a few years, and worked with local farmers during the potato harvesting on P.E.I. She met Alfred Beckstead in her home province of P.E.I. in 1952. He made a return trip in the fall and they were married on February 11, 1953. They made the long journey West in March, 1953, building their first house in Creelman. Later on, they built another house along Highway 33. In 1960, they bought the family farm from Alfred's parents where they farmed side-by-side for many years. They had five children: Michael, Jean, Susan, Judy and Joe. Eleanor knew and understood heartache early as she and Alfred lost Jean at the age of 13 months. Eleanor was involved in her children's activities. She enjoyed helping out at community events at Creelman and at St. Aloysius Church at Fillmore. She loved crafts, often her dining room table was covered with wheat, cat-tails, puffed dandelions, fox tail and rag weed. When she wasn't busy with crafts, she wrote poems and song lyrics. She wrote "In that Land of Saskatchewan' which was written as a song in honour of Saskatchewan's 75th Anniversary as a Province of Canada on September 1st, 1980. Then, in 1983, she was asked to write the Welcome song when Creelman hosted the Scottish people for the Silver Broom. In her later years, she enjoyed the company of her grandchildren, Ryan, Morgan, Cody, Quintin, Chelsea, Kayla and Shantal. Eleanor fought her first battle with cancer in 1980. After the cancer went into remission; Alfred and Eleanor enjoyed a few trips South sometimes with Irvin and Thelma Beckstead. She never lost her passion for Prince Edward Island and returned many times to visit family and her Maritime Home. In 1988, Eleanor moved to Weyburn. In Weyburn she was involved with the Weyburn Writers Group. Her song, "In the Land of Saskatchewan" was published in their book, "Gathering of Voices". With her health failing, Eleanor moved to Fillmore Health Centre in September, 2002. Five years later, she made her last move to Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in July, 2007. She was diagnosed in April, 2009 with Breast Cancer but was not well enough to under go surgery. She lost her battle to cancer on July 17, 2009. Through all Eleanor's life, her faith continued to remain strong. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Monday, July 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. The Reader was Barbara Kleininger and the Eulogy was given by Kathy Dammann. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Michael, Quintin, Cody and Joe Beckstead, Warren Allan and Tanner Hanson.
- Thelma Ivadell (nee Poole). On Friday May 18, 2001, Thelma Ivadell Beckstead, late of Weyburn passed away at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by her parents, Leslie and Bertha Poole; two brothers: Abe and Bazel Poole; one sister, Ilean Hebert; and her loving husband, Irvin in 1988. Thelma is survivied by her children: Dolores (Tom) Cameron of Carievale, and their children: Jacqui (Ted) Moir of Mossbank and Andrea (Aaron) Hack of Rocanville: Joan (Dennis) Thompson of Creelman, and their children: Shea Thompson (Jason Hammond) of Calgary and Marsh Thompson of Estevan; Faye (Darren) Hanson of Fillmore and their children: Jamie and Tanner of Fillmore: one brother, Garth "Bun" Poole of Stoughton; one sister, Audrey Bagnell of Stoughton; two sisters-in-law: Donalda Poole of Weyburn and Kathleen (Gilbert) Pearson of Regina; as well as many nieces and nephews. Thelma Ivadell Beckstead was born on the farm at Innis, SK on January 31, 1926, Sec. 4-8-10-W2nd. She started school at Rock Lake but moved to Froude to finish grade one and the rest of her schooling. She was raised on farms at Huntoon, Rock Lake, north of Stoughton and Froude. Thelma loved to go stay with her grandparents. Her grandpa Harrison would let her milk the cow. This skill came in handy when Abe and Bun went to war and it then became her job to milk the cows and ship the cream. Her grandma Annie taught her handiwork skills such as knitting and needlework. Thelma especially loved embroidery, in her home she displayed three of her embroidered pictures of horses, deer and peacocks that were made when Thelma was first married. While growing up Thelma would house clean or paint for people in Froude. After she finished school, Thelma went to Regina for a year and a half to work at Fairview Chemicals, where they made lotions, soaps and even sticky fly coils. Thelma met Irvin Percy Beckstead of Creelman at a July 1st Fillmore Sports Day. On September 30, 1946, Thelma married Irvin Beckstead in the United Church Manse in Weyburn. They were married for 42 years and provided an excellent childhood for their three daughters. They first lived west of Creelman in a rented house, and in 1952 they moved the Ed Foss house from Talmage to their own land at NE 5-10-10, one and 1/2 miles south of Creelman. They spent the winter of 1954-55 in Regina, where Irvin worked as a butcher with Intercontinental Packers. They were blessed with three girls: Dolores Ann 1950, Joan Darlene 1954 and Faye Marie 1965. Irvin and Thelma farmed their home half and rented the land four miles west of Creelman, plus in 1962 they rented Section 27, the land surrounding Froude. Thelma often worked at Creelman Cafe to help Mrs. Miller, but her main time was spent raising her family, hauling meals to the field and trucking grain for Irvin. Thelma worked side by side with Irvin to make their farm and family a success. During these years, family outings included the traditional Saturday night trip to Stoughton to meet friends and family, grocery shop and go to the show. Sundays often included a trip to Grandpa and Grandma's in Froude or a visit from Thelma's family at the farm. Holidays and special occasions were always filled with family, food and togetherness. In 1973 they purchased a new 'ready to move' house for the farm. They enjoyed this new home and its modern conveniences for the next fifteen years. It was during this period that the grandchildren started to arrive. Both Thelma and Irvin took great pleasure in this new generation. It was obvious, Thelma valued her grandchildren over the neatness of her house. No matter how much untidiness or noise the kids made, grandma never scolded or nagged at them. The grandchildren have many memories of crafting with grandma, playing dress-up, or collecting frogs, flowers and other 'stuff' for grandma. In 1986, Thelma and Irvin celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary at Club 55 in Creelman. At the time of Irvin's death, their daughter Joan and her husband Dennis Thompson, had been farming with them for a few years so they continued to farm with Thelma for the next nine years. In February 1997, Thelma moved from the farm to an apartment in Legion Towers at Weyburn. She enjoyed having coffee at the mall where she often saw people from Froude, Stoughton,Creelman and surrounding areas. Visiting with friends and past acquaintances was one of Thelma's favourite pastimes. In February of this year her family had a surprise 75th birthday party for her at Club 55 in Creelman. She appreciatied this wonderful community fellowship. Funeral service were held Tuesday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m. from St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Mike Beckstead, Joe Beckstead, Lloyd Thompson, Ken Thompson, Marsh Thompson and Warren Allan.
- Angela Helen Biskup, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her husband Stan; brother Michel; and sisters, Ann and Helen, Angela will be lovingly remembered by her son John of Regina; daughter Wanda (Murray) Patterson of Calgary. Angela was born in Poland and later immigrated to Canada and was married in Fillmore and spent many enjoyable years there before moving to Regina in 1972. She had many great years in the community of St. Anthony's Parish, where she made many close friends, especially Loja Leokidia who was always there for her in the last few years. The family wishes to acknowledge the special care given by the staff at the Regina General Hospital and 4B in the Pasqua Hospital. Prayers will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Anthony's R. C. Church, 2275 Atkinson Street, Regina, with Rev. Marian Ogorek, presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Delbert Murray Blackburn late of Regina, passed away May 18, 2012, at the age of 52 years. Delbert was born to Agnes and Richard Blackburn on April 30, 1960 in Fillmore. He was the middle child in a family of seven, all with names starting with the initial ‘D’. He was raised in Creelman, and obtained his grade 10 education there. As a Cadet he was able to go on a trip to British Columbia. Delbert moved to Regina, around 1987. Delbert worked a variety of jobs in his lifetime. After an accident in 1997 he trained as a silversmith and enjoyed that work for several years. Delbert was on the para-transit committee for three years, in which he was given a plaque from the City of Regina for his contributions. He enjoyed playing crib, Facebooking, going for coffee and talking on the phone. Delbert had two children, Euphamie Rose, and Richard Murray Blackburn, both of Regina. Delbert was very proud to be a father and even though he couldn’t see his children, he talked and thought of them often. Delbert was a very active person and liked to have fun. He always enjoyed a visit or call from his buddy, John Widdifield. Delbert will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him. Delbert was predeceased by his father, Richard Blackburn and niece, Taelynn Blackburn. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Euphamie and Richard of Regina; mother, Agnes Blackburn of Creelman; brothers and sisters, Donald of Grand Prairie, AB; Donna (Garth) Allan of Corning, Douglas Blackburn of Weyburn, Darlene (Lawrence) Bisson of Weyburn, Dean (Sherri Hamilton) Blackburn of Weyburn, Dickie (Nicole) Blackburn of Weyburn, many nieces and nephews and special friend, Jodie Miller of Regina. A Graveside Service was held Saturday, May 26, at 11:00 a.m. at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, with Anne White officiating.
- George Lewis. On Thursday, September 16, 1999, George Lewis Blohm, late of Fillmore, passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents; his wife, Sadie Blohm; half sister, Marguarit (Jack) Micheal; half brother, Bill Snell; brother-in-law, Bill Horne; and sister-in-law, Juanita Snell. George is survived by two children: Robert Blohm of Fillmore and his children: Robbie (Shelly), Tanya (Bill), Carrie and Danny; and Brenda Morrison of Calgary, AB and her children: Michelle and Micheal; two great grandchildren; half sister, Marion Horne of Calgary; step sister-in-law, Fern Snell of Indian Head; half brother, Gordon Snell of Brandon, MB; as well as several nieces and nephews. George was born on February 22, 1917 to Lewis and Emma Blohm in Vanguard, SK. His father passed away when George was very young. He was an only child, and his mother remarried. George was very close to his half brothers and sisters. He began farm work at an early age. George married Sadie McRae on July 6, 1938 at Tyvan and they lived on a farm south of Osage. They adopted Bob on September 3, 1955 and Brenda on August 8, 1957. Bob came to George and Sadie on his 12th birthday. Sadie and George farmed until 1965, at which time they sold the farm and moved to Fillmore where they built a house on Creelman Street, as Sadie was teaching in Fillmore at the time. George worked for Clarence Riddell, Gabe Keen and Gordon Hume until he bought the garage from the Co-op. George and Bob ran the garage for 22 years, until George retired to enjoy traveling with Sadie. George and Sadie enjoyed a life of togetherness. He was a charter member of the Lions Club, Masons and Eastern Star, and a staunch supporter of community events. He was a faithful member of the United Church, attending regularly until illness prevented it. George and Sadie celebrated their 50th Anniversary on July 6, 1988. After Sadie passed away, George lived in the Fillmore Nursing Home from October, 1996 until he passed away. He was always delighted to be a part of the dancing and music provided there. He will be sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A memorial service was held Monday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will be held at a later date.
- Jean S. Dickey Blomgren, beloved wife of Victor "Vic" Blomgren of Calgary, passed away at the George Boyack Care Centre on July 4, 2003. Besides her loving husband, Jean will also be missed by: daughter Deanna (Peter) Horbal, grandsons Dean (Charity) and Scott (Donean) Horbal and great grandchildren Nicholas and Eric Horbal all of Regina, son John (Thea) Dickey, grandson Blair Dickey and great grandchildren Brock and Raelene Dickey. Jean was predeceased by first husband John Wilbert Dickey, sisters Hilda and Dorothy and brother Neil. Jean lived in Creelman, Sask, where she later married, then moved to Arcola where she resided until 1958. She then moved to Regina and finally to Calgary in 1963. In her younger years, Jean enjoyed working outdoors in her flower gardens. A Private Family Service was held on Tuesday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home.
- Audrey (nee Lebbert) passed away peacefully on December 1, 2014 at the nursing home in Fillmore with family members by her side. Audrey was born on January 19, 1928 in Fillmore and was the daughter of Henry and Olivia Lebbert. She was married to Maurice Boll on October 25, 1947 and they were together for almost 60 years. Audrey had two sons and was grandma to three boys and one girl and great grandma to two more. Audrey was a fixture in the John Deere dealership in Fillmore for twenty years while working alongside Maurice. She was a very competitive person and could be heard at rinks and ball diamonds all across Western Canada. She loved the rummy games at the rink and enjoyed travelling and playing in bridge tourneys in Southeast Sask. She had a great love of animals and enjoyed riding and then raising purebred cattle mainly Polled Herefords with the herd name being SBS Polled Herefords. She bred or owned cattle that won championships at Regina Agribition, Denver, Edmonton and many of the summer fairs in three different breeds. She was very active in Alcoholics Anonymous joining in 1980 and practicing its principals until her death. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the Fillmore Memorial Hall at 2:00 p.m. Interment of Audrey and Maurice's cremated remains will follow in the Fillmore Cemetery.
- Leona "Pinky" (nee Vollbrecht) Boll passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre on 5 January 2001. She was born on the family farm at Creelman on 12 October 1911 where, with the exception of a family sojourn in Vancouver for a few years, she grew up. After finishing school she worked in Creelman and Regina and, in 1935, married F. T. "Buzz" Boll of Fillmore. Her early married winters were spent in Toronto and New York, where Buzz was based while playing in the NHL, and the summers on the farm. In 1944, after hockey, they took over the Boll farm at Fillmore and kept at it until retirement. Leona was the first and long time secretary of the Fillmore Union Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Bertha (King) Vollbrecht, her husband, Buzz, sisters Ethel Vollbrecht and Shirley Goldie and brothers Lloyd (Bus) and Glen Vollbrecht. She is survived by son, William (Margareta) and granddaughters Anna and Frances Boll and a host of nieces, nephews and in-laws. Memorial service will be held Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in Fillmore United Church.
- Maurice Boll of Fillmore, Sask. passed in the Fillmore Health Centre on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at the age of 81 years after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Remembrance Service will be held in the Fillmore Memorial Hall, Fillmore, Sask. on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation with interment at a later date. Maurice is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Audrey, sons, Rodney (Terry) and Kevin, his beloved grandsons, Schon and Kahl, four sisters, Cecelia Storey and Yvonne Wenaus, both of Regina, Sask., Loretta (Mel) Wenaus, Willow Bunch, Sask. and Lucille (Bill) McConkey, Okotoks, Alta., three brothers Phil (Audrey) Boll, Saskatoon, Sask., Eugene (Helen) Boll, Red Deer, Alta., and David Boll, Ottawa, Ont., also his numerous nieces and nephews. Maurice was predeceased by his father Joseph Boll, his mother Winnifred Boll, stepmother, Ivy Boll, two sisters, Mary O'Neill and Winnie Taylor; four brothers: Frank, Roderick, Joe and Don Boll. Maurice was born on December 14, 1921 at Viceroy, Saskatchewan. He served with the RCAF overseas during WWII. On returning home he resided in Fillmore from 1946 until the time of his passing. During his time in Fillmore he was active in the Legion, Masons, Shriners, Town Council and involved with coaching and playing in numerous sporting events. Maurice and Audrey owned and operated the John Deer dealership in Fillmore for many years. During this time he entered into a farming partnership with Albert and Martin Andreas of DeCateur, Illiniois, U.S.A. Even though he was busy with farming and running the implement business, Maurice will still able to pursue his favourite pastimes of hunting and fishing. One of the proudest moments of his life was when at the age of 60 he obtained his pilots licence. This gave him a freedom so that when he wasn't in his truck driving slowly he was able to spend his time flying above traffic. All of Maurice's old fishing, hunting and sports buddies are considered honorary pallbearers. The family would like to thank the staff of the Fillmore Health Center for their excellent care during Maurice's two year stay with them.
- Helen Lillian (nee Foss) of Regina, Sask. passed away April 5, 2007 at the age of 89 years. She was born at Creelman, Sask. December 1, 1917. Predeceased by her parents Fred G. Foss and Agnes Leonora Satrum; husband John Fred Flores Boomer; brother Woodrow Foss (infancy), brother Gurven Foss (Mary), brother Vernon Dinty Foss (Dorine), brother Glenn Foss, brothers-inlaw Norman Ogden, Nelson Cross, Ralph McIntyre, Clarence McIntyre; nephews Don Foss, Garry Foss, Wesley Foss and Pat McIntyre. Helen is survived by daughter Gloria Jean Mout (son Doug Gordon), son William Boomer (Renee), their daughter Katherine Boomer (Blair Lynas) and their son Ethan Lynas; son James Boomer (Elsie), their daughters Christine and Jennifer. Sisters Clarice Ogden (Norman), Beulah Lind (Lawson), Ramona Cross (Nelson). Sisters-in-law Maxine Foss (Glenn), Wilhelmina McIntyre (Ralph), Ida McIntyre (Clarence). Helen is also survived by good friend Doug Williams and by many Nieces, Nephews and other friends. Funeral Services will be held at Creelman Sask. United Church on April 14, 2007 at 2:00 pm. Internment to follow at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, Sask.
- Doreen Opal (nee Carton) passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, May 28, 2004 at the age of 88. Doreen is predeceased by her husband of 62 years Norman, brothers Floyd, Don and Byron "Torp", sisters Vi Davis and Velma Baird. Left to cherish Doreen's life is her son Larry (Doreen) and their children Travis (Karen) and Tamara; her daughter Sharon (Ralph) Martin and their children Toby (Sharri), Josh (Dana) and Chelsea; sister-in-laws Letty Carton, Barbara Carton, Chris Baird and many numerous nieces and nephews. Doreen was raised in Creelman, Sask. She met Norman in Fleming at the "Bagus" Farm and they married in 1942 at Creelman. During the war years Doreen worked in Regina and ran a boarding house. The love of her life was being a homemaker and mother for her husband and their two children and their grandchildren. She loved family gatherings and always had a fresh batch of cinnamon buns ready for anyone who visited. They travelled to various points in Sask. with the Dept. of Indian Affairs and returned to Fort Qu'Appelle in 1962 where she resided until the time of her death. Funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy # 1 East, on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Barbara Ellen (nee Harrison) was born on her parents' farm in the Heward area on August 7, 1922. She received her education at Farnham School, south of Handsworth. After completing her education, she helped on the family farm and worked for several neighbors. Later she went to work for Mr. and Mrs. Dan Nicholson and E.P. St. John, north of Kisbey. It was here that she met Harold Bozzard. In October of 1943, Barbara Ellen Harrison and Harold Bozzard were married in the Kisbey United Church Manse. They started their married life on S1/2 28-10-7 W2 in a home dug into the side of a hill. In 1952, they moved to the N1/2 27-10-7 W2 and finally, in August 1961 they moved to Percy Harrison's farm. Barbara and Harold had three sons. James lives in the family home and is working for a local farmer. George is living on the farm and operates his own mobile repair service. Robert lives in Strasbourg where he works on a farm. After a brief illness, Harold passed away in March of 1997 and was laid to rest in Handsworth Cemetery. Ellen continued to reside on the family farm until failing health caused her to reside temporarily with her good friend and neighbor, Ida Payton. From there she spent several months in the Marion Home in Radville. When a room became available, she was fortunate to be transferred to the Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton where she could be closer to her family and friends. Her last few months were spent in the Fillmore Health Centre so she could receive the care and attention that her failing health required. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 19, 2007. All her life Ellen loved animals and the outdoors. She took great pride in her cattle herd, often bottle-feeding young or weak calves to a good healthy start in life. In later years, she worked with her son Jim to develop a small purebred Hereford herd. She was self-taught on both the guitar and organ and enjoyed listening to good old-time music, especially Don Messer. Ellen and Harold planted many varieties of trees and shrubs around their home. She also grew all kinds of flowers over the years, entering them into the local fairs, frequently winning top prize. Shoots from her prized Lilac were given to friends and neighbors and were sure to thrive and bloom. Ellen was predeceased by her husband Harold; parents, Florence Beatrice (Deffey) and Percy Harrison; step mother Eliza Jane (Wilson) and sister Jessie Mae Flottorp. She is survived by her sons, James, George and Robert; sister Margaret Elizabeth Weightman; one niece and one nephew. A Graveside Memorial Service for Ellen was held on Wednesday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m. from the Handsworth Cemetery, where she was laid to rest with Harold. The service was conducted by Rev. Deborah Laforet of Grace United Church in Stoughton. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Newhope Pioneer Lodge and the Fillmore Health Centre for the kind and compassionate care given to Ellen during her stay with them. Also many thanks to Ida Payton, the ladies and gentlemen who helped serve lunch and everyone who sent cards, phoned and otherwise supported us through our time of sorrow. - James, George and Robert Bozzard, Margaret and Nora Weightman.
- Hilda Ida (nee Nottelmann). On November 3, 2001, Hilda Ida Braid, beloved wife of George Braid, passed away peacefully at the Fillmore Union Health Centre, at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by her husband George Braid; her parents Jacob and Cacelia Nottelmann; her sister, Amanda Reese, as well as her extended family in Germany and in Canada. Hilda is survived by her sister, Irma (John) Gibson of Foremost, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and her good friends, David and Isabelle Hemphill of Creelman. Hilda was born in Rothenmeer, N. Germany on November, 24 1922. She came with her sister Irma, to Canada on February 18, 1951. They came to Milk River, AB to her sister Amanda (John) Reese. Hilda worked for the Robert Flemming family, and then the Jack Griffith family in Alberta. She came to Saskatchewan in the spring of 1961. She married George Cameron Braid in July 1962. They lived on the farm in Heward until they built a house in Stoughton where Hilda made her home. She loved her garden, where the flowers were the love of her life, listening to old time music, and going downtown to have coffee with friends. She will be missed and fondly remembered by all. Funeral service was held Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from the Stoughton United Church, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Heward cemetery. Pallbearers were: Michael Hemphill, Harvey Hemphill Ralph Hemphill, Floyd Hemphill, Don Hemphill, and John Griffin.
- Austin William Brandow passed away on December 3, 2006 at Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 93. He was predeceased by his parents William Earnest and Ethel, his younger siblings Herbert, Charles and Mabel, and his nephew Herb Brandow. He is survived by Sylvia, his wife of 62 years who resides at Hill Top Manor in Weyburn; four children and their spouses: Earnie and Sandi Brandow of Moose Jaw, Ron and Lana Brandow of Balcarres, Carolynn and (John Medforth) of Success, and Chuck and Sharon Brandow of Corning; seven grandchildren (and spouses): Sean (Marsha) Brandow, Heather (Chris) Jeffery, Clair (fiancé Kiran Modi) Brandow, Alex Brandow, Ryan Medforth, Alicia Medforth, and Bill Brandow; one great granddaughter, Zowie Jeffery; sister-in-law, Eve Brandow; nephew Doug Brandow and niece Sharon Brandow. Austin was born in the days of the neighborhood midwife 15 miles north of Stoughton, on April 14, 1913, on the homestead which his dad had claimed in 1903. Austin's post office changed over the years from Glenada to Handsworth, to Corning, while he lived on the same homestead. He attended Golden West School. As a young person he enjoyed skiing, playing baseball and hockey and attended Wabimasqua United Church Camp at Carlyle (White Bear) Lake. Austin married Sylvia Shoemaker from three miles south of Handsworth on December 19, 1944. One of their first dates was a thrilling car ride to the top of Lost Horse Hill. They lived in the same yard as Austin's parents. Austin farmed along with his dad and had three quarter sections of his own. Their first son, Earnie was born in 1946 in a nursing home in Stoughton. Austin was interested in enriching and diversifying the family farm from the usual cereal crops, livestock and gardens. He took short courses at the University of Saskatchewan on agriculture. He grafted and budded trees to produce improved hybrid varieties of fruit. He produced apples, crab apples, and plums. He kept bees to produce honey. In the spring of 1948 Austin rented a section of land located seven miles southeast of Carlyle. There was no furnace in the house on the farm, so Austin and Sylvia decided to move to town for the winter. That was done every year from 1948-1958. Then in the spring they would move back out to the farm. The furniture was hauled with about three trips in the back of a two or three ton truck with the assistance of our neighbor. He supplemented farm income by custom combining, trucking, working in a garage and servicing in the oil field. Their second son Ron was born in 1948 in a nursing home in Carlyle. Carolynn was born in 1954 in Arcola Hospital as was Chuck in 1957. Often Dad and Mom would return us back to the Handsworth area to visit the two sets of grandparents. Earnie and Ron got enough riding experience at the respective farms to acquire a strong desire to have their own horse. In 1957, Austin bought the two boys a sorrel mare ('Nellie') which produced a black foal ('Rocket') that year for Ron and a pinto ('Claudie') in 1958 for Earnie. The three horses gave much pleasure to the boys and friends. Carolynn at age 4 or 5 got into the act when she was used by Earnie as a test dummy to break Claudie of bucking. The horses, while providing prestige, thrills and spills also helped Austin pass on to his children some of his pioneer farming heritage to his children as the horses were ridden for herding cattle, rounding up milk cows, cultivating gardens or teamed with larger and more experienced equines for cleaning stables, hauling hay or pulling a sleigh. In 1959 Austin and Sylvia decided to move back to the farm which had been Dad's parents' homestead and also rented the land at Carlyle for another year. Austin served as a charter member of the Corning Co-op, a Corning Wheat Pool Committee member, an assistant leader in the Corning 4-H Beef Club, and Lone Scout Leader for Earnie and Ron. He participated in curling most of his adult life. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and active in the United Church in Handsworth, Carlyle, and Corning. He took his family to church regularly. In 1983 Austin and Sylvia moved to Weyburn and attended Grace United Church. Austin modeled a good work ethic. He added purebred Herefords to his cattle herd. He took his family to the local fairs at Creelman, Stoughton, Glenavon, Arcola, Weyburn, and to Carlyle Lake, Moose Mountain Lake, Gooseberry Lake, Kenosee Lake or Weyburn pool for picnics or swimming. He played shinny with his family on the frozen lake at Christmas when he was over 50. In his free time he enjoyed playing table games with his family. He helped his kids with building projects, renovations, relocations, and with financial needs. Other avocations were bee keeping, carpentry, watching the Toronto Blue Jays, fruit growing, and taking a community class so that he could make a tailored suit. He liked to use his snow blower to help his neighbors when he lived in Weyburn. The Memorial Service of Austin Brandow will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2006 at Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel, 604 Government Road S., Weyburn. Rev. Hazel Arbon is officiating. Family will have a burial ceremony at Handsworth Cemetery at a later date.
- Sylvia Margaret (nee Shoemaker) July 29, 1915 - June 22, 2008. It is with great love and celebration of her life that we announce the passing of Sylvia Brandow at Hill Top Manor in Weyburn, June 22, 2008. Her parents Henry Francis and Caroline Marie Shoemaker; brothers Melvin, Donald, Grant, Glen, Bruce and sister Frances and her loving husband of 62 years, Austin Brandow, predeceased her. She is survived by one brother Carl and her four children and their families: Earnest (Sandra), Ron (Lana), Carolynn (John Medforth) and Charles (Sharon); grandchildren Sean (Marsha); Heather (Chris Jeffrey); Clair (Kiran Modi), Alex; Ryan, Alicia; William; great grandchildren Zowie and Bo. Sylvia grew up in a large happy family that enjoyed music and the gathering of neighbors. She attended the Hill Hurst country school near Handsworth. She worked as a domestic in that area and spent a few years in British Columbia waitressing and working in private homes before returning to Saskatchewan where she married Austin Brandow December 19, 1944. They lived on the Brandow home farm north of Handsworth, before moving to Carlyle, for 11 years where they rented farmland then moved back to the home place where Corning, became their community center. Sylvia was a consummate homemaker and attentive mother. Her love of reading for herself and others was passed on to all her children. She tended a large garden and much of what graced the table was home grown. Her faith was important to her and she regularly attended United churches in Carlyle, Corning and Weyburn until her health deteriorated. In retirement she did a lot of visiting of others less mobile than herself. For years she kept up with an amazing list of Christmas cards individually handwritten. She was a gracious hostess for family, friends, neighbors and the wayfaring stranger. Her life was characterized by service for others first before her own needs. She took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Her life transitioned quite harmoniously from the farm to the house in Weyburn followed by apartment living then finally Hill Top Manor where she was so well looked after in her final years. A service of remembrance was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, followed immediately by interment at Handsworth Cemetery.
- Muriel Sarah Christina Brigham passed away on July 11, 2011 at the age of 95 years at her home of the last five years, Kelsey Manor Personal Care Home, in Regina. Muriel was born on February 9, 1916 to Charles and Dolly (nee Steven) Brigham at Heward, SK. In 1918 the family moved to a farm east of Lac Vert, SK. She spent her youth growing up there and briefly on a farm south of Watson, SK. She attended high school in Stoughton, SK while living with an aunt. Upon returning to the farm, she helped her parents and obtained work as a "hired girl" for neighbours, and then a local merchant in Naicam, SK. In 1954, Muriel decided to move to Regina where she was first employed as a domestic, then worked for several years in the grocery department of Eaton's Department Store until a battle with cancer ended her career there. When she returned to work, she started at the new seniors home Mutchmor Lodge, then Pioneer Village where she worked for many years and retired at 60 years of age. In her retirement, she attended French classes at the University of Regina and volunteered at the Regina General Hospital. In 1987 she was honoured for over 1,000 hours of service to the elderly. Muriel is survived by her sister Margaret Steffenson of Kelowna, B.C. and her family, Muriel (Michael Morgan) of Kelowna; Howard of Kelowna, B.C. and his daughters Melanie (Sean Goodfellow) of Kelowna, B.C. and Korin of Burnaby, B.C.; Robert of Theodore, SK; and Ken (David Hosking) of Victoria, B.C. She is also survived by her sister Sibyl Redman of Creston, B.C. A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 23, 2011.
- Elsie (nee Perpete) Briltz passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loved ones, on November 9, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. Elsie was born in Stoughton, Sask. on June 10, 1946. She grew up in Handsworth and graduated from Stoughton High School. Upon graduation she moved to Regina to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. She loved working as a nurse and retired in 2006. Elsie loved to cook, travel and spend time with family and friends. Elsie also enjoyed spending time at the farm that she and Corly worked so hard to develop. Elsie was an inspiration for all that knew her and she will be missed more than words can express. She is predeceased by her parents Edward and Cynthia Perpete; sister Maxine Rotzien; brother Donald Smith; father and mother-in-law Peter and Francis Briltz; and brother-in-law Spencer Briltz. Elsie is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Corly; her daughter Cyndi (Robert) Metz; sons David (Sandra), Trent (Vanessa), Chris (Kristi); grandchildren Jessica, Meghan, Michael, Derek, Raylene, Rhett, Carter, Mitch, Jake, Ava, and Hailey; her sister Doreen (Alec) Gair; sister-in-law Henrietta Smith; brothers-in-law Barry (Margaret) Briltz, and Glen Rotzien; as well as many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1021 McCarthy Blvd. N. Regina SK on Wednesday November 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.
- Arthur Charles Brooker. Art passed away peacefully on December 31, 2002 in Penticton hospital, Penticton, BC, aged 84 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Olivia Brooker; brother Stanley, killed in action at Malta in 1942; sister May (Kitely); son Stanley; wife Marie (Widdifield); Marie's parents, George and Retta Widdifield; brother-in-law Grant Widdifield and nephew Robert Horner. He is survived in BC by his second wife Jean (Durham), daughter Rhonda (Nickel), granddaughters Susan (Lewis) Luinge and Stacey Crawford; great granddaughters Marissa and Kelsey Luinge, step-daughters Audrey and Barbara and their families, and many friends. Also by sisters-in-law Anne (Carl) McCosh, Doreen (Fred) Horner, Saskatoon; Vicki Widdifield, Regina; brothers-in-law Ralph Kitely, Regina, Clare (Lucille) Widdifield, Brooks, AB, Don (Gwen) Widdifield, Creelman, and numerous nieces, nephews, their families and many friends. Born February 7, 1918 in Melbourne, Australia, Art, Stanley and their parents moved to England in 1920, where sister May was born. In 1926 they moved to Heward, SK to farm, then in 1936 his parents bought the Balmoral Hotel in Creelman, where he met and married Marie Lanore Widdifield in January 1942. He had joined the RCAF in 1940 and remained in it until the end of the war, then sold insurance in Moose Jaw and later managed a hardware store in Creelman. Son Stanley was born in 1944, daughter Rhonda in 1949. After Stanley's tragic accidental death in 1951, Art and Marie moved to Regina, where he served 25 years as a mail sorter, and she worked for the provincial government. In 1976 they retired to Mission, BC where Marie died in 1990. Art had a colourful, interesting life. He was always involved with music, as his mother played piano and his dad the drums. He made his own fiddle at a very young age and taught himself how to play it. He had his own band in Regina called the Silver Stars. When he moved to Mission, BC he joined daughter Rhonda in the Chug-A-Jug band as lead instrument, fiddle. This band played 26 performances at Expo 86 in Vancouver, and played for the B.C. Variety Club nine years to raise money for the Children's Fund. He won best actor awards in Regina and Moose Jaw, playing villains in "Singapore Spider" and "Ten Nights In A Bar Room." He also played saxophone for the dances after the show, and made his film debut in Mission as a Coptic Priest in "We're No Angels." In his six year flying career, he was pilot, instructor and Flight Lieutenant on the west coast of B.C. and in Digby, England, where he flew Hawker Typhoons on 95 war time missions to continental Europe with the 438 RCAF Squadron Second Tactical Airforce. In 1944 he was due to go to England and was hitching a ride with a pilot flying a Dakota Transport. The plane was shot down over Dunkirk. They crashed, but were rescued by a Czech patrol. After his second marriage to Jean Durham, Art and Jean moved to Keremeos, BC and the Brooker K Mountain Band was formed. They played at Cawston for dances and have played at Keremeos since 1996. A memorial service was held at Keremeos on January 11, 2003 with a large attendance. "I remember catching my first fish with Grandpa, the buckets of Oreos and stockings filled with hazelnuts hanging in his basement - small things like that, but they make people very special." - Susan. "He was the kindest, most gentle, wonderful person I was fortunate enough to know. We always said goodbye with a pinkyshake and a 'cheers', so Grandpa, until we meet again, Cheers." - Stacey. "Dad enjoyed his retirement out here in BC. He was on the board of the Legion #57, and loved to collect musical instruments, fish baits, tools and string. He lived his life to the fullest.
- William. On Thursday, May 11, 2000, William Brown, late of Fillmore, passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by his parents, William and Minnie Brown; two brothers: Art Brown and Andy Brown; two sisters-in-law: Maggie Brown and Grace Brown; one nephew, Stan Greig. Bill is survived by one niece, Vi Greig of Creelman; two great nephews: Don (Darlene) Greig of Fillmore; and Jim (Pat) Greig of Weyburn; one great niece, Laurie (Cory) Sivertson of Victoria, BC; one great great nephew, Tyson Greig; five great great nieces: Lisa Greig, Ginene, Jennifer, Dailene Sivertson and Amanda Goheen. William Brown was born February 2, 1907 at McLean, SK. He moved from Qu'Appelle when he was seven weeks old along with his parents and two brothers, Arthur and Andy, to the Freewill District. He attended Freewill School until Grade 8. Bill lived on a farm all his life. He farmed with Art and Andy until he purchased his own farm in the Crieff District. He was a very witty person and had some good 'one liners' that he often used on friends and family. Bill kept busy with farming, doing carpentry work, gardening, growing flowers. He enjoyed playing cards, especially crib and watching sports on TV like baseball and hockey. He loved animals and always had dogs and cats. He always decorated his house on the outside with lights at Christmas time and won prizes for his displays. He was president of Freewill Snow Plow Club for many years, president of Fillmore Co-op, helped with the formation of and acted as president and secretary of Fillmore Drop In Centre where he called bingo for many years. He belonged to the Huronville United Church. In the 70's he moved to Fillmore after retiring from farming, but was busier than ever with working in the lumber yard, doing carpentry work and ploughing gardens and blowing out everyone's driveway in the winter. He was Greyhound bus ticket agent for 20 years and became friends with all the drivers who would always stop at least ten minutes for a cigarette or to get the latest ball or hockey scores whether they were behind schedule or not. At the age of 90 years, he sold his house and moved to Fillmore Health Center. He enjoyed his birthday parties held at the Health Centre, and the entertainment, especially the 'Jug Band'. Funeral service was held Monday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Fillmore cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Larry Wiggins, Walter Nixon, Ivan Beare, Les Johnston, Tyson Greig and Jim Greig.
- Edith (nee Braumberger) July 23, 2005. It is with great sadness we announce the passing our dear wife, mother, and grandmother Edith, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Edie was born in Fillmore, SK on August 16, 1934. She leaves us now to join her parents; her brothers, Herb (Madeline), Johnny & Clarence; sisters, Christine & Doreen. Edie is survived by her husband, Ralph Clark; daughter, Charisse Butler; son, Maurice (Sharon) Butler and children, Jason, Morgan & Ashley; daughter, Tracey (Boyd) Richards and children, Johslyne (Nathan), Amber, Brook & Courtney and daughter, Tammy (Kelly) Bruce and children Ryan, Harley & Mandel; Ralph's children, Brad (Johanna) Clark and daughter, Amanda, Garth Clark, Wendell Clark and Guy (Gayle) Clark and children, Logan & Taylor. Edith is also survived by her sisters, Elsie Reece & Mary (Robert) Sandheim; brothers, Gus (Barbara), Ernie (Lynn), Otto (Eva) and sister-in-law, Rachel as well as numerous nieces & nephews. Mom loved to be with her family and always called to check in with updates from her grandchildren. Always a positive influence, Nanny wasn't above giving out a good scolding to whoever needed one. Direct and to the very heart of the matter was the way Edie lived her life and it is this strength combined with the biggest heart that any little woman could hold in her chest that has been the strong foundation for the family she has left behind as her Legacy. We love you Edie, Mom, Nanny now & forever. Special thanks to the many health care providers, and home care personnel who attended to Edith during her last days at home. Also thankyou to nurses Judy & Jule who cared for Edith on unit 4A of the Pasqua Hosptial. Services will be held at the Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Ave, Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
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- Pearl. We say good bye to Pearl Cameron, a quiet gentle soul, who was the last of her 10 siblings to leave this earth on Friday, March 7, 2008 at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Glen of Creelman, SK. Pearl will be lovingly remembered by her family, Kathy (David) George, Erin, Garret (Jessica) and Mekayla. She lived a very quiet life of dignity, courage and stubborn perseverance in the face of disabilities and was an inspiration to those who truly knew her. Pearl loved little children and flowers, short visits with the people in her apartment block and a dinner out. We would like to thank the people of 10 Schemmer Bay who were so helpful to her, the staff of the Regina General Hospital and the ALC Unit of the Pasqua Hospital who cared for her, and everyone at the William Booth Special Care Home who made her last months so much easier to bare as cancer steadily took its toll. We would also like to say a special thank you to Erin George, who gave two years of her young life to help Pearl stay a little longer in her own home when it became obvious that she shouldn't be alone any more. There will be a private service at a later date.
- William Wallace. On May 29, 2009, William Wallace Cameron (Bill) late of Lakeside Nursing Home, Wolseley, formerly of Moosomin, passed away at the age of 100 years. Predeceased by his wife Hazel (1991), daughter, Audrey; son-in-law, Frank Sigmeth, sisters, Matilda Clay and Eliza La Valley; brothers, James and Glen. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Ruth (Norman) Preikschat, White City, son Allan Cameron (friend Doreen Bingham), Moosomin, two grandchildren, Donna Sigmeth (Robin Johnson), Ronald Sigmeth; five great grandchildren, Tara Schmidt, (Jamie Lennon) Nicole Schmidt, Kevin Schmidt, Emma Johnson, Paisley Johnson, brother Cecil Cameron, Weyburn, a very good friend May Leslie, Moosomin, numerous nieces and nephews. Bill's family would like to express their thanks to the staff at Lakeside Nursing Home, Wolseley for their excellent care. The graveside service was held in the Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at 2:00 pm with Rev. Heather Lee officiating.
- Albin Junior Carlberg, born April 6, 1923, passed away at Weyburn on the 26th of December, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Albin was born to Albin and Lillian Carlberg in Fillmore, and raised on the family farm in the same area. He began his formal education in Fillmore but moved to Palmerston, Ontario to take his Grade 13. Following the time spent in Ontario, he returned to Fillmore and began farming with his Dad. Albin married Mary Mitchell on February 1, 1947 in Fillmore and they began their lives together. As well as farming, he drove school bus in the area and mowed ditches for the Rural Municipality. Albin was active in the Fillmore School Division, the local church board as a superintendent for Sunday School and a life time member of the Masonic Lodge. Albin and Mary loved to dance and did so for many years. He was also the D.J. for many local dances. In his free time Albin enjoyed collecting stamps and unique coins and restoring old John Deere tractors, which he proudly drove in many local parades. Albin eagerly looked forward to and enjoyed all family gatherings. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by many. Albin was predeceased by his parents, Albin and Lillian Carlberg; two sisters, Elaine Hofmeister (Vernon) and Shirley Mae Luchenski and a great granddaughter, Shyla Moore. Albin will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, May of Weyburn; children, Rick (Diane) of Estevan, and their family, Jason (Chantelle) and Daniyale (Steven); Bev (Murray) Moore and their family Darcy (Kimberley) and Kimberly (Rick); Barry (Joyce) of North Portal, and their family Alicia (Darren) and Jaret (Lisa) and Lora Lee (Jim) Clark of Alameda, and their family Jamie, Shaun and Shane; 12 great grandchildren; brother, Howard "Ole" (Shirley) of Fillmore, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. All in attendance were considered Honourary Pallbearers. Interment will be in the Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore at a later date.
- Doreen Elizabeth (nee Dickie) passed away with family at her side on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at the age of 78. Doreen was predeceased by her beloved husband “Wullie”; her parents Norman and Bessie (Wallace) Dickie; in-laws Dave and Jean (Calder) Carnegie; three babies; brothers/sisters-in-law Carman and Margaret Dickie, Orylie and Shirley Dickie; in-laws Don Cooney, Jean and Vance Dickie, Jim Carnegie, Basil Silaiwa; son-in-law Don Smith; grandson Terry Allan. Doreen will be lovingly remembered by her children: Allan (Terri) Carnegie, Lorna (Wayne) Bossenberry, Louanne Carnegie, Sharon (Larry) Allan, Dale (Peggy) Carnegie, Greg (Patsy) Isaac; grandchildren: Nicki (Ryan) Anderson, April (Shane) Foster, Denim (Max) Smith, Dakota Burroughs, Lee (Deidre) Smith, Jamie (Jason) Neufeld, Tory (Cristalee) Allan, Tyson (Deidre) Allan, Gordon Carnegie, Gavin Carnegie, Zachary Isaac; great grandchildren: Bryn and Audrey Anderson, Logan, Connor and Lorelei Foster, Lucas and Jemma Neufeld, Sam Allan, Jorja, Grace and Wesley Allan, Rosalia Di‘Antonio-Smith; sister Wonda (Jocham) Strach; sisters-in-law Bev Prouse, Margaret Cooney, Viola Carnegie; Aunts Ilene Dickie, Kathryn Allan, Agnes Blackburn; special friends Bev Carnegie, Janet Carnegie along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Doreen was born October 1, 1935 in Hamiota, MB to Norman and Bessie Dickie. When Doreen was about four they moved back to Creelman where Doreen spent the rest of her life. The family lived on several farms in the area before moving into Creelman to run the cafe. Doreen got her education at Sequin, Hartaven and Creelman schools. In 1951 Willie and Doreen were married and started raising their family, which grew to six children. Their first child, Elizabeth only lived a few hours, then came Allan, Lorna, Barrie (who died of meningitis at three weeks old), Louanne, Sharon, Dale and chosen son Greg. The family also included foster children for a few years. Married life started out on the Carnegie farm seven miles north of Creelman and in the spring of 1964 the family moved to the “big” house where Doreen spent the next 50 years. Doreen had many interests/loves, first and foremost was the family, extended family and friends. A close second was the community of Creelman where she spent her life serving with many groups, on many boards and committees up until the time of her death; some of which include: Crieff School Board, Fillmore Lions Band Committee, Rink Board, Agriculture Society, United Church Board, Parks and Recreation Board, coaching girls softball, Creelman cemetery, United Church Women, 4-H Leader, Fillmore Legion Ladies Auxillary, Creelman History Book Committee, Theatrical Club, SK Winter Games, Home Care, Hall Board, Jug Band, Home and School. In 2002 Doreen very proudly accepted the Queen‘s Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service. Doreen was a very giving, loving person with a big heart; she was always willing to help out and always put others before herself. She was not afraid of hard work and was truly a domestic engineer. She could whip up a meal for 10 extra people at a moments notice and she was happiest when her house was full of people. Willie and Doreen‘s mutual love of music and dancing brought them many hours of enjoyment and instigated many house parties. We know that she and Dad are now in each others arms, dancing once again. A service of remembrance for Doreen was held on Monday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew’s United Church, Creelman with Rev. Ann White, officiating. Interment followed at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.
- James Allan Carnegie was born April 16, 1931 to Dave and Jean in the family farm house at NW 1-11-10 W2. Out of this dusty prairie grew a man of quiet resolve, always giving freely of his time and talents. He was educated at Crieff School, 1 ¼ miles from the farm. He missed a lot of school some years. It wasn’t because he disliked school, but rather he liked working more, especially on the threshing crews. Over the years he farmed with his father, Dave, brother Willie, sons Brad and Larry, nephews Allan and Dale, and grandsons. Jim married Viola Purdon on June 15, 1957. They still live in the house that Jim built with his dad. It is the house where Jim and Viola hosted the Carnegie Clan Christmas for many years. Jim loved sports, especially curling, hockey, and hunting. He enjoyed being behind the camera, photographing and videotaping weddings, graduations, and other community events. He worked hard in the community, particularly the church, Town Council, Agricultural Society, Community Rink, and dinner theatres. He didn’t want anyone to notice, but they did. In 2012, he humbly accepted the Diamond Jubilee medal for his volunteer contributions. Jim Carnegie passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at the age of 82. Jim was predeceased by his parents David and Jean Carnegie, sister Jean (Vance) Dickie, brother Willie Carnegie, brother-in-law Don Cooney, granddaughter Kari Braun. Jim will be lovingly remembered by Viola, his devoted wife of 56 years; his children: Linda (Ken) Braun, Brad (Angela) Carnegie, Larry Carnegie; grandchildren: Allison Braun (Garret Friesen), Janine Braun, David, Allan, Nicolas, Malcolm and Jenna Carnegie; sister Margaret Cooney; sisters-in-law: Doreen Carnegie, Maxine Chipley, Enid (Bob) Gillies; brothers-in-law: Lyalle (Zelda) Purdon, Lawrence (Judith) Purdon along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Service of Remembrance for Jim was held on Monday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrews United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Ann White, officiating. Interment was at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Lunch followed at Creelman Community Hall.
- William "Willie" Thomas Carnegie passed away peacefully in his home with family at his side on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Willie was predeceased by his parents, Dave and Jean (Calder) Carnegie; three babies; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Vance Dickie; brother-in-law, Don Cooney; son-in-law, Don Smith; grandson, Terry Allan; In-laws, Norman and Bessie Dickie; brother and sister-in-laws, Orylie and Shirley Dickie; Margaret Dickie, Basil Silaiwa. Willie will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Doreen; his children: Allan (Terri Beeching) Carnegie, Lorna (Wayne) Bossenberry, Louanne Carnegie, Sharon (Larry) Allan of Creelman, Dale (Janet) Carnegie of Stoughton, Greg (Patsy) Isaac of Vancouver, BC; Grandchildren: Nikki (Ryan) Anderson, April (Shane) Foster of Regina, Denim (Maxine Palsich) Smith, Dakota Burroughs, Lee Smith, Jamie (Jason) Neufeld of Creelman, Tory (Cristalee) Allan of Copper Sands, Tyson (Deidre Mack) Allan of Stoughton, Gordon Carnegie of Estevan, Gavin Carnegie of Stoughton, Zachary Isaac of Vancouver, BC; Great Grandchildren: Bryn and Audrey Anderson, Logan and Connor Foster, Lucas and Jemma Neufeld, Sam Allan, Jorja, Grace and Wesley Allan; brother, Jim (Viola) Carnegie; sister, Margaret Cooney; brother-in-law, Carman (Bev Prouse) Dickie; sister-in-law, Wonda (Joachim) Strauch along with nieces, nephews and many friends. Willie was born March 12, 1928 to Dave and Jean Carnegie. At the time they were living with Dave’s brother, Bill, in the house where Willie spent the last 48 years of his life. Dave, Jean, Willie and Margaret moved to their own farm and there Jim and Jean were born. The children all received their education at Crieff School, walking the 1 ¼ miles. Willie farmed with his Dad and brother, Jim. Willie remembered hauling his first load of grain to Creelman alone, a distance of eight miles, at the age of 12. When Dave retired from farming Willie and Jim continued to farm together and have done so for about 68 years. Over the years, Willie had several jobs to subsidize farming including: custom grain hauling, custom gravel hauling, custom snow blowing and working at DJ Bramley’s garage in Creelman. Willie started curling in Creelman in about 1945 with Frank Foster as his skip. His love of curling continued for many years and with his brother, Jim and good friends, Lawson Lind and Bud Elias competed in Saskatchewan Brier playdowns, local bonspiels and Regina bonspiels. In the following years Willie and Doreen attended many Briers and World Curling events around the world, as spectators. The winter of 1946 Willie bought a used saxophone and while "batching" in his Uncle Billy’s house he taught himself to play and continued to play until his last “gig” with the Jug Band in 2009. Many "music nights" were held at Willie and Doreen’s, and Willie also got great enjoyment playing with the Jug Band and entertaining at various facilities. In 1951 Willie and Doreen (Dickie) were married and they started raising their family, which grew to six children. Willie had many interests/loves—first and foremost was the family, extended family and friends. A close second was the community of Creelman where he spent his life serving with many groups and on many boards and committees, some of which include: Boy Scouts, Agricultural Society (hamburger booth, building picnic tables etc.), Church Board & Church Choir, Home and School, rink board (building new rink 1980), curling club, Royal Canadian Legion (1976-2012), both Creelman history book committees (1980 and 2006), Sask. Wheat Pool, cemetery committee, snow plough club, Gooseberry Lake Fish Assoc., Theatrical Club (GM since 1981), Jug Band (16 years), building the pioneer cairn in the park, school bell cairn, new cenotaph, building parade floats for many organizations and basically helping out where ever a job needed doing. Willie joined with the Agricultural Society as a Director in 1954, and we think he started in the hamburger booth in 1956 or 1958. His first job with the Ag. Society fair was umping ladies ball, and as things happen, a fight broke out in the game, and after that Willie said he would do any job as long as it wasn’t umping ladies ball. So instead, he worked the hamburger booth for 54 or 56 years! Willie was a carpenter and builder-of-things. Some of the things that standout are: three-hole golf course; tractor for the kids to ride on; swings, teeter-totter and slide (swings and teeter-totter are still in use after 53 years); boat (built in the livingroom); little car - that gave his family and most of the children in the community a lot of hours of enjoyment; renovations on the house, picnic tables, designed and built the hamburger booth at the fairgrounds (1970), many projects for his children and friends, and his last big project, the oak wall unit for their house. Willie’s favourite time of year was Christmas, which always included the Carnegie family gathering. As soon as Christmas was over he would be counting down the days until the next one, and all through the year we would be reminded, only so many days until Christmas. Willie loved to give gifts at any time of the year, but he was not a very gracious receiver of gifts! The last gift his family was able to give him, with the help of Home Care and Palliative Care, was to grant his wish to be at home. A service of remembrance for Willie was held on Thursday, August 9 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew’s United Church, Creelman, with Ann White, officiating. Interment followed at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Letitia Helen "Nanny" (nee Blackburn) 1921 - 2010. On Wednesday, September 1, 2010, Letitia Helen Carton, widow of Floyd Carton, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK., and formerly Creelman, SK., died at the age of 89 years. A graveside service will be held in the Golden Gate Cemetery, Creelman, SK., on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Nick Judson officiating. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the Creelman Memorial Hall. Predeceased by her husband Floyd Carton, her parents Thomas and Jessie Blackburn, and one brother Richard Blackburn. Letitia is survived by her children: Jim (Sandy) Carton, Penhold, AB., Byron Carton, Calgary, AB., Hazel Turgeon, Pilot Butte, SK., George (Susan) Carton, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK., Donelda (Doug) Edelman, Fraser Lake, B.C., Allan (Shelly) Carton, Regina, SK., and May (Johnson) (Michel) LaFleur, Orleans, ON. Letitia is also survived by twenty grandchildren as well as her great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; her sister in law Agnes Blackburn of Creelman, SK., and her nieces and nephews.
- Neoma Muriel Appel (nee Milbriet) of Fillmore passed away on January 6, 2004 at the age of 79. Predeceased by her husband Earl Cathcart, mother Evelyn Milbriet, her father and special friend Bill McNamara, father and mother-in-law Bob and Myrtle Dunn of Creelman. Neoma will be remembered by an aunt, Ardith (George) Heins of Weyburn, sister-in-law Hazel (George) Brusven of Ontario as well as nieces and nephews. Neoma was born on June 24, 1924 and when old enough, attended Garnet School. She worked in Creelman Post Office for two years and from there moved to Regina where she worked at making shells for the war effort. Neoma then left to go home to Creelman for awhile to be with her mother. She met Earl Cathcart of Creelman and together went to Winnipeg where they were married. She worked at a clothing factory in Winnipeg for a period of time. When Earl passed away she moved to Fillmore in 1983. She purchased a home and enjoyed living in Fillmore and made many wonderful friends. Neoma enjoyed quilting with the quilters at the church and going for coffee or a meal with her friends to the restaurant. She also enjoyed many an hour doing crossword puzzles and putting together jig-saw puzzles. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 10, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Fillmore with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Pallbearers were: Dale Tytlandsvik, Bob Blohm, Allan Nagus, Don Von Sprecken, Bob Clay and Doug Sorsdahl. Interment followed in the Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
- James Thomas. After a long battle with leukemia, James Thomas Chambers, Fillmore, passed away at the age of 78 years on February 13, 2003 while in the Pasqua Hospital, Regina. The funeral service was held in Grace United Church, Fillmore, Monday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. Officiant was Rev. Heather Lea. Cremation with a private family interment in Fillmore cemetery. A public prayer service was held in the Chapel of the Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley on Sunday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. Predeceased by his wife Ruth in 1989, his parents, Norman and Eleanor Chambers, an infant brother, Robert, four brothers-in-law, and one sister-in-law, Jim is survived by his wife, Darlene of 12 years, his two sons Marvin (Lynne) Chambers, Fillmore, and Daryl (Darlene) Chambers, Sylvan Lake, AB, grandsons Evan and Jared, granddaughters Ginger (Claude) and Jana (Jamie), great grandchildren, Bryna and Brooklyn, also fondly remembered as grandfather by Nathan, Derek and Becky Brenner. His stepchildren, Gwen (Frank) Orr, Volin, S.D.; Kathy (Perry) Krush, Rapid City, S.D.; David (Tere) Dowd, Sioux Falls, S.D. and Dennis (Ivy) Dowd, Verona, Wisconsin, ten step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren. Two sisters, Margaret Lackey, Eleanor Farr (Murray) and one brother, Harold (Doreen) Chambers, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law, Elva (Norman) Nelson, Delores (Don) Klempnauer, Mary Ann Stephens and Alitha Peterson, and his nieces and nephews and their families. Throughout his life, Jim's commitment to family and community was foremost. He held many local appointments in his community. He was a farmer, local businessman, Reeve of the R.M. of Fillmore #96, grader operator, retiring in 1989. Jim was very active in the Fillmore and District Lions Club, he went on to become District Governor for 5CE (1981-1982) and later was presented the Life Membership Award in Lions International from his local club. Jim touched many lives, as a husband, father and grandfather, his love and strength was abundant. Jim and Darlene spent their last years sharing together their experiences and lives with many fondly remembered people as they travelled from north to south. Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew him. We, the family, thank all those who gave donations, floral tributes, food or other expressions of sympathy to them at this time. For this we are truly grateful.
- Shirley Grace Charlton passed quietly from this life on Friday, December 5, 2003. Named after Shirley Temple, our Shirley was everyone's sweetheart. Born to John and Grace Charlton on July 21, 1940, a serious illness in infancy is believed to have changed the course of her life. Shirley attended school at Myers and Fillmore before becoming a companion to her grandmother, Clara McBee. Shirley loved life in the community of Fillmore and enjoyed traveling with her parents to Arizona to visit the 'American cousins' in Iowa and camping trips in Saskatchewan and Alberta. At an age when many are considering retirement, Shirley embarked on employment at the Saskatchewan Abilities Council in Saskatoon. She took great pride in her work and enjoyed the camaraderie among her co-workers. The most difficult times in Shirley's life were times of change when she had to say goodbye to people (especially her mother, six months ago) and the places that she loved. But Shirley savored the people and every day joys that came with new experiences. Shirley's greatest gift was her ability to connect with people. She believed that people are good and she was generally rewarded by being shown their best sides. Shirley had a prodigious memory, especially for details of her beloved Royals and for the names and faces of people she met (and their pets and children). Shirley leaves to mourn her brother Sid (Joanne) Charlton, her sisters, Gloria (Dale) Schneider and Linda Charlton; her nieces and nephews of whom she was so proud: Erinn (Mike) Schneider, Lane (Deanna) Schneider, Meghan Charlton and Robert Buitenhuis; her dear Aunt Mabel, as well as cousins. She will also be sadly missed by her dear friends, Merle, the Primeau family, her friends at the Abilities Council and at Oliver Lodge. Shirley was predeceased by her parents John and Grace Charlton and nephew Gerritt Buitenhuis. Shirley's lively presence will be sadly missed and she will be cherished always. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 10 at the chapel of Saskatoon Funeral Home, Cremation. Interment at Fillmore cemetery at a later date.
- George Arthur (July 15, 1912 - May 11, 2010). It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George Arthur Cheater at the age 97 years. He passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 with his loving wife Margaret by his side. George was born in the summer of 1912 in Russell, MB. He grew up on his family's farm and at a very young age acquired the honesty and work ethic he would demonstrate for the rest of his life. George met Margaret in 1938 while both were working near Virden, MB. They fell in love and married later that year in Stoughton, SK. George and Margaret soon started their own farm near Handsworth, SK where they raised their five children and lived until 1990. Through hard work and determination, and despite many tough times throughout the early years, they were able to grow their small farm from a few rented acres into a successful family business. George was very active in the local community and was Division II Councilor for the R.M. of Golden West No. 95 from 1964 to 1983. He was well known for offering a helping hand to those in need. He took much pride in being an honest and dependable neighbour. He and Margaret retired from farming in 1990 and moved to a quiet suburb of Regina. George made the most of his retirement and could often be found in his garage tinkering with old machinery, or at the kitchen table playing cards with friends and family. George loved farming, fishing, restoring antique cars, reading, socializing and traveling. He was a seasoned worldtraveler and journeyed as far as Australia, China and Europe. However, it was the time he spent with Margaret and his family and friends that he valued the most. He was predeceased by his parents; and two sisters Victoria Lang and Rosetta Jessie Indvik. George is survived by his loyal wife of 71 years, Margaret (nee Walbaum); his loving children Lorne, Don (Joan), Allan, Eileen (Vlademir) Murawsky and Marilyn Miller; his adoring grandchildren Darcy (Bernie), LeVan (Lars) Jensen, Sean, Kimberly (Kevin) Hobbs, Kelly (Melanie), Kris (Lana), Randy (Brenda), Naomi Chabot, Christopher (Kelly) Murawsky, David (Stephanie) Murawsky, Shannon Miller, Ian (Roberta) Miller, Jacey Miller and Riley Miller. He is also survived by 18 devoted great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will be held Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. The family would like to express their gratitude to the caring and compassionate staff at the Victoria Park Personal Care Home where George and Margaret resided comfortably for the past few years.
- Arnold Ronald Cherry, late of Fillmore, SK. passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the age of 79 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. from the Grace United Church, Fillmore, SK. with Rev. Nick Judson officiating. Interment to follow at a Later Date.
- Francis "Frank" Reginald. On Wednesday, March 18th, 2009, Francis "Frank" Reginald Coleman of Weyburn and formerly of Froude passed away at the age of 90 years. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Varo (Mitchell) Coleman; sisters, Violet Wright, Ursula Hovland, Priscilla Wright and Lavern Mott. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Eva (nee: Dueck) Coleman of Weyburn and their family; five children: Vivienne Smith of Rainham Kent, England and her children, Clive (Sarah) Gregory and their sons, Owen and Lewis, Ray (Lou) Gregory and their children, Jack and Paige; Bill (Karen) Coleman of Weyburn and their children, Lisa (James) and Ryan; Robert Coleman of Regina; Jolyn (Merv) MacDonald of Creelman and their children, Crystal (Miles) Mostowchuk and their children, Jordan, Natalie, Cory and Page, Scott (Sheila) MacDonald and their children, Eric and Amber; Chris (Mark) Thorn of Weyburn and their daughters, Carrie, Megan and Kim; sisters, Lavica Mahnke and Ethel (Louis) Toeppner, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Frank was born in Froude on November 22nd, 1918. He worked on the family farm and played fiddle and drums at barn dances in the Froude area, until WWII where he spent five years in various countries. While there, he married and had a daughter, Vivian. He divorced and returned to Canada where he met Eva. They were married and lived in Regina for a time where he worked at the Post Office. Bill and Robert were born in Regina. They then moved to Prince Albert where he worked at the Air Port, and Jolyn was born. They then moved to Okla where he purchased a gas station and Chris was born there. Later he worked at various jobs until getting one in Creelman in 1972. The family moved there at that time and he worked for the Massey dealership as a mechanic for two years until the Post Master position came available. He worked there until his retirement in 1983. He was a carpenter, plummer, small and large motor mechanic and worked for people doing odd jobs, building a new house for himself and Eva which they moved into on their 35th anniversary. Soon after he started to help out at Crocus Villa in Weyburn and for a few years he was the president. His eye sight started to deteriorate and he could no longer drive after his 80th birthday. Shortly thereafter he and Eva moved to Weyburn for easier access to health care. Frank will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor. A graveside service was held on Monday, March 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in Heward Cemetery, Heward
- Alice Bonita "Bonnie" (nee MacKay). It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, grandmother, sister, niece, aunt and dearest friend, Bonnie Cross. Born Alice Bonita MacKay February 4, 1932, but always known as Bonnie (or "Guns" to her brother Vic) passed away peacefully on February 26, 2013. Bonnie was born and raised in Fillmore, Sask. It was here, at the local cafe, her lovely green eyes saw her future husband, Harold. She knew right away, " he was the only one for me". After high school she joined Harold in Toronto where he was working, a very big step for a young prairie girl. They returned home to Fillmore and on November 8, 1952, she began her married life. Betty Lou was born in 1957, followed closely with Susan in 1959. A move to Regina followed and in 1962, Roy was born. By now Harold was working for Remco Memorials and they lived in many different cities over the next few years. Dale was born in Brandon in 1966, and Glen in Yorkton in 1968. In 1973, Bonnie was widowed and left to raise her five children alone. With an impenetrable inner strength, she forged ahead and provided a loving, caring home. She was kept busy in the early years putting in many hours at the hockey rink watching all her sons play hockey. As they grew older and more independent she enjoyed working at Eaton's until it closed. Knitting was a passion and she loved crosswords, word puzzles, reading, bingo and the casino. Macular degeneration in her later years robbed her of many of her passions, but did not steal her ability to play the piano by ear. She loved to play and provided many with her gift of music. Bonnie had many friends and she made them easily. Her kind compassionate heart was one of her greatest attributes. She was generous with her time and always willing to help those in need. She did not judge people, but rather listened to them. She had very strong opinions, and was not afraid to share them. She would call "a spade a spade", and could use creative, colourful language to get her point across. She loved a good debate, a good laugh and enjoyed reminiscing about the "olden days". She had a great relationship with all of her siblings, and particularly enjoyed when Shirley came to town. Bonnie is survived by her children Betty (Rick) Metzler, Susan (Pat) Koskie, Roy Cross, Dale (Des) Cross and Glen (Paulette) Cross. Her grandchildren Russell (Amy), Luke, Michael, Katherine, Flynn, Loch, Dillon, Devon, Brendon, Jaden, Jenna and Jordyn. Her siblings, Vic MacKay, Shirley Morris, Doreen Byskal and numerous nieces and nephews. Her aunt, Kay Morton and her sister-in-law, Vi Hanson and brother-in-law Morris Pollock. Bonnie was predeceased by her husband Harold, her parents Linus and Lucy MacKay, in-laws Dodie MacKay, Bea and George Johnson, Glen and Betty Cross, Hazel Pollock, Alvin and Lois Cross, Nelson and Mona Cross, Roy and Joyce Cross, Reitta and Ernie Tollefson, Dale Hanson. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church in Fillmore.
- Nelson Irwin. On Saturday, March 23, 2002, Nelson Irwin Cross, late of Creelman, passed away peacefully at Fillmore Health Center, at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his parents, Norman Robert and Lena Alma (McBride); brothers: Garnet, Alvin, Glen and Harold; sister, Bea Johnstone. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Ramona (Mona); daughter, Marnelle (Perry) of Calgary; sons: Bradley (Marilyn) of Strasbourg, Ronald (Ida) of Fillmore, Gurven (Shannon) of Weyburn; grandchildren: Charles, Leah, Michael, Mark, Graeme, Brent, Calyssa and Lyndon; brother, Roy (Joyce) Cross of Weyburn; sisters: Hazel (Morris) Pollock of Fillmore, Vi Hanson of Weyburn and Reitta Tollefson of Weyburn; and numerous nieces and nephews. Nels was born March 23, 1926 in the Crieff District, one of ten siblings. He learned at a young age the value of hard work, and dedication to the task at hand. The strength of the family was evident by the weekly Sunday gatherings at Gram Cross's where young and old alike enjoyed good food and strong family ties. He attended Ideal School were life long friendships and a love for baseball began. As a teenager during the war years, he hired out as a farm labourer. Later as a young man, Nels and two brothers, Glen and Roy worked in nickel mines in Sudbury. In the late 1940's, Nels began farming in the Griffin area. On November 10, 1951 Nels married Ramona Foss at the Fillmore United Church. They lived in the Griffin area until the fall of 1963, where they moved to the present family farm that was his mother-in-law's Gurven Foss's land near Gooseberry Lake, where he farmed until his illness. Nels had a great love of baseball, he played short stop for the Griffin Cubs, a team which was inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall off Fame in 1991. As important and rewarding as Nel's baseball career was, an even more important part was the lifelong friendship that developed during these years that continued long after the baseball season and careers had ended. He helped build the rink and was involved in the Agricultural Society. Nels was always willing to lend a hand or support to any community activity. He served on the board of Stewards of the Creelman United Church. Nels had many loves in his life. First and foremost was his love for his wife, Mona and his family. During his illness with Alzheimers, this love carried him through this most difficult time. Although he wasn't able to verbally express this appreciation, he appreciated the caring attitude of the staff of the Fillmore Union Health Centre. Another great love was Nel's love of the land. The land surrounding the lake provided him with nature's beauty. Many an evening Nels could be seen taking long walks in the field to check his crops. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Heather Lea and David Cathcart (intern) officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. The active pallbearers were: Randy Foss, Doug Lind, Gerald Swanson, Dean Hanson, Curt Cross and Dave Johnstone. Honorary pallbearers were the Griffin Cubs Baseball team. Ushers were Larry Allan and Allan Carnegie.
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- Ruby Matilda (nee Fraser) was called to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 19, 2007 at the age of 78 years. Ruby will be dearly missed by her loving daughters; Diane Walbaum of Estevan, and her three children: Jody Holonics (Dale Hemphill) and family, Kalin, Austin and Jordin; Aaron (Jacqueline) and family, Micah, Aaliyah and Marc, all of Stoughton; and Janet (John) Reiner of Froude; brothers, Norman (Bess) Fraser of Trail, BC and Leonard (Marie) Fraser of Stoughton; sister, Dorothy Salisbury of Manor; sister-in-law, Carol (Vern) Lindsay of Stoughton; and many nieces and nephews. She also has a life long friend that grew up with Ruby and worked at the hotel together in Stoughton, Rolonde Guilleman (Rolonde Taylor), who now lives in Abbotsford, BC, also a dear sister-in-law, Maynard McKelvie (Bob's sister) who also lives in Abbotsford, BC. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Marie Fraser, one brother and two sisters in infancy, Anthony, Blanch and Marie; brother, Edwin Fraser; great granddaughter, Teri Lynn Walbaum; son-in-law, Ronald Walbaum and her husband, Robert in 1985. Ruby was born at Forget, on October 6, 1928, the third child of Mike and Mary Fraser after Norman and Dorothy; Edwin and Lenny were born several years later, to round out a very happy, loving family that remained very close to each other! Ruby's first job was at the old Stoughton Hotel that burned to the ground many years later, on July 31, 1975. She worked there as a waitress where she met her husband, Robert Daley. They were married in Regina, in November, 1947. They took over the family farm at Heward shortly after they were married, and farmed there until 1981 when they sold out and moved into Stoughton; where Ruby remained until April 25, 2007, in the house that she loved so much, as she and Bob had it built in 1981 and spent four short years together until Bob's untimely passing in November, 1985. After April of 2007, failing health made it necessary to be in hospital away from her beloved home, something she could not get used to. Funeral service was held Monday, July 23, at 2:00 p.m. at the Stoughton Legion Hall, with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Shaun Fraser, Lionel Fraser, Aaron Walbaum, Marc Walbaum, Chris Foster and Dale Hemphill.
- John Alberic Dechief passed away at Regina, SK on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at the age of 95 years. John was born on a farm in 1916 near Handsworth, SK and received his early education in Forget, SK. He attended Campion College in Regina and later the University of Saskatchewan where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 1938. John spent five years overseas with the Canadian Army before returning to university where he graduated in law in 1948. He was admitted to the Saskatchewan bar one year later. For five years, John was employed by Canada Permanent Trust Company, and then entered the law firm of Boyce and Dechief in Regina. During his private practice, he served as acting magistrate in Regina and district. He lectured on business law, at the then Regina Campus, and was the originator of the adult education series, Law For Laymen. Later, he was appointed solicitor for the PFRA, from where he retired in 1975. John was predeceased by his father, Oscar Ghislain Dechief in 1946; his mother, Aline Rosine (Lechantre) Dechief in 1967; wife Elizabeth (Beth) in 2009; sister Mary in 2008; and brothers Henry in 2000 and Louis in 1923. John is survived by his son Greg; his sisters, Flore Couture, Helene Dechief and Lorette (Romeo) Martin; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Dechief, Doris Parker and Jean Marston; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff at William Albert House for their loving and professional care. Many thanks to the Walkers and the Greenhows for their friendship and support to both Beth and John throughout the years. The Funeral Mass will be held at in St. Anne R.C. Church, 1701 Cowan Crescent, Regina, SK, on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 11:00 am with Rev. Gary Lindenbach presiding. Cremation. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Lloyd Vincent Dempsey, born April 20, 1918 at Heward, passed away on April 18, 2002 at the New Hope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Arletta Dempsey, son Jim Robinson and daughter, Vera Dempsey; son-in-law Harvie Dickie; brother George; sisters, Marion and Marjorie; brothers-in-law George and Pat. He leaves to mourn his wife, Eileen, of 49 years; four daughters: Cindy (John) Adamson, Warkworth, ON; Glenda Dickie Creelman; Sandy (Don) Tramer, Stoughton; Verna (Linwood) Clarkston, Chestertown, Mary-land, USA; brother, Wes Dempsey, Regina; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. He grew up on his parents' farm in Heward. He also received his education in Heward and he attended church in Heward. He left the farm and joined the RCMP. He trained at the RCMP Academy in Regina, and served in Manitoba and Alberta. Lloyd left the RCMP and went into the hotel management business in Minnedosa, MB where he met his future wife, Eileen. He and Eileen married April 20, 1953 in Minnedosa and raised six children. They moved from Minnedosa to Portage la Prairie, MB, to Pine Falls, to Winnipeg, MB and in 1964 moved to Stoughton where they bought their own insurance business. They operated this business until selling it in 1979. He continued as a bookkeeper with Augey's Garage until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and served short terms on the Stoughton Town Council and Stoughton Housing Authority. He served as secretary/treasurer for several years for rural telephone companies. Lloyd was a man with a strong constitution, a tenacious spirit, a will of iron and a kind heart. He had a great love of nature and animals. First and most important to him was his wife, Eileen. He was completely devoted to her and his family. He looked forward to his nightly phone calls from brother, Wes. He loved woodworking and spent many hours in his shop. One of his greatest joys in life was music, especially country and big band. He also loved singing, dancing, camping, being a cottager, snowmobiling, golfing and gardening. He gardened until the end by tending potted plants and flowers in his room at the nursing home, which adjoined his wife's room. He had a hearty laugh and an insatiable zest for living. A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Heward Cemetery, Heward. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Wesley Carman (1924 - 2013) Wesley Carman Dempsey of Calgary passed away on October 19, 2013 at the age of 88 years. Wes was born in Heward, Sask. He had many occupations, however, the career that he was most loyal and committed to, was being the best Dad and Grandfather ever. He will be fondly remembered by his children Barry Dempsey, Rick (Cindy) Dempsey, Sandra (Aron) Koch and Melony (Lawrence) Materi; Grandchildren Jodie Simes, Lindsey (Rodney) Ulvild Catherine (Matt) Furukawa, James Dempsey, Jillian Dempsey and Codee Koch. Great-grandsons Austin, Alex and Ronan Simes. Great-granddaughter Ainsley Furukawa along with many nieces and nephews. PaPa will always be remembered and missed by his K-9 companions Buster and Brandi. Wes was predeceased by his parents Thomas & Arletta Dempsey; siblings George (Marnie) Dempsey, Lloyd (Eileen) Dempsey, Marion (Pat) Bird, Marjorie (George) Barber; his wife of many years, Shirley Dempsey; grandsons Scott Dempsey and Aaron Simes; as well as man's best friend, Magic. A Memorial Service for friends and family will be held at a later date.
- Joseph. On Tuesday, August 28, 2001, Joseph Demyen, Qu'Appelle, Sask., passed away peacefully at the Indian Head Hospital with his family by his side at the age of 77 years. Joseph was predeceased by his wife, Eunice Berdeen (Kerr) Demyen (June 2, 1992), his father, Joseph Sr. (May 30, 1971), his mother, Irma Gall (October 7, 1978), eldest son, Donald Murry (April 2, 1983), brother Alex (June 5, 1990), grandson, Daniel Brian (September, 1984) and great grandsons, Joshua Kuntz (1990) at Zachery Kuntz (1994). Joseph leaves to mourn, his companion, Anita Gulka, his children, (Donald) Beverly Demyen, Marg and Jim Dackow, Carol and Jerry Kuntz, Bill Demyen, Terry and Judy Demyen, Larry and Lorraine Demyen, Dennis and Debbie Demyen and Randy and Cheryl Demyen. Also mourning are his grandchildren, Dean Demyen, Wade Demyen, Allen Dackow, Darren Dackow, Dana and Tracey Walker, Lisa Kuntz, Connie Kuntz, Dawn Margaret Kuntz, Dallon Demyen, Tanya Demyen, Michael and Melanie Demyen, Mark and Lori Demyen, Sara Demyen, Kim and Mike Loranger, Wendy Demyen, Chad Demyen, Ryan Demyen, Brandi Demyen, Kyle Demyen, Sheena Demyen, Jamie and Dean Smith, Charity Demyen and Leigh and Shaun McNair; great grandchildren, Nathan Kuntz, Jessica Demyen and Brianna Demyen, Tiffany Demyen and Sabrina Demyen, Alyssa Demyen and Austin Demyen, Sally Loranger, Angie Loranger and Karri Ann Loranger and also one great great grandchild, Michelle Davis. Joseph is survived by his brothers, Bill (Nell) Demyen, Qu'Appelle, Sask. and Gordon (Georgia) Demyen, Regina, Sask.; sister, Irene (Vince) Ford, Okanagan Falls, B.C.; sister in law, Leona Demyen, Moose Jaw, Sask. and by his many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff of the Indian Head Hospital. The funeral service will be held in the Lions Community Hall, Qu'Appelle, Sask. on Friday, August 31, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Qu'Appelle Cemetery. Joe and Eunice were married on November 18, 1942 in Arcola, SK, and lived on the farm in Handsworth, SK. In 1953 they moved to Arcola where they owned and operated a cafe called Joe's Place. In 1955, they moved to McLean where Dad worked for the R.M. of South Qu'Appelle, building roads. They lived in McLean until 1958. Then they moved to Regina where he was foreman of the Engineering Dept. in Regina. In 1963, they moved to the farm in Qu'Appelle where he resided until his passing. Dad loved the outdoors, his farm and had a special passion for his horses of which there were many. He received his 30 year certificate from the American Quarter Horse Association for breeding and selling quarter horses. He was a people person and always had time to talk and offer advice whether they took it or not. Being a good Hungarian, he also loved music. He played an accordian and a mouth accordian and had a band with his brother Gordon, and son Bill. Dad had many hobbies, one of which was his garden that he tended every year. His efforts were always rewarded with more than an abundant yield every year. He was very proud of his flower gardenand loved to watch the hummingbirds out of his window. He spent many enjoyable years and made many good friends as the president of the Saskatchewan Riding Club Association and took great pleasure in teaching young riders proper horsemanship. He enjoyed playing cards and would be willing to play anytime, day or night. The last few years he found time to indulge in the sport of ice fishing and hunting with his sons. He took pride in everything he started and never quit until it was completely finished. He loved a large family and raised eight children through both hard times and good. From oldest to youngest they are Donny, Margie, Carol, Bill, Terry, Larry, Dennis and Randy. They were always well provided for with love and guidance to the best that he could provide. The result was a loving family of ten. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother, neighbor, and loving companion to Anita Gulka, who was always at his side over the past five years.
- Edward Michael Deutsch, late of Weyburn, SK passed away peacefully at home on September 3, 2012, at the age of 91 years. Edward was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Magdalena Deutsch; brother, Tony; sister, Lorraine; sister-in-law, Anne; brother-in-law, Jim. Edward is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn; daughters: Judy (Morris), Donna (Edzard); grandchildren: Darcy (Jolene) and their daughter, Adisson, Pam (Graham), Chris (Niki), Kirk (Jari) and their children: Kadence, Carson, Brityn; his siblings and their families: Mary, Matt (Irene), Vivian (Fred), Dalene (Irvin), Leonard, Ron (Georgina) as well as several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Ed was born the third of nine children in Rouleau, and spent his early childhood on the farm. Some of his first memories were of his dad farming with horses, Model T Ford cars, threshing in the fall and playing along the Avonlea creek which ran the full length of their farm. At the age of 13 the family moved north to the Okla/Lintlaw area. Ed signed up for the Air Force in 1942. He trained as a navigator, placing top of the class, receiving his first commission as Pilot Officer Air Navigation. When the war was over Ed came back to Regina and took a job on a farm at Osage. Ed and Evelyn were married in 1949, living on a farm near Osage until 1963, when they bought and moved to their farm south of Fillmore. Ed and Evelyn were equal partners and shared in the challenges and successes over many years. Ed was an excellent farmer, an innovator and successful steward of the land for almost 60 years, until his health forced him to retire. Ed’s family was his priority and his grandchildren and great grandchildren brought him many happy moments and memories. Ed and Evelyn retired and moved to a house in Weyburn in 2009. The family would like to thank all of the health care professionals and staff who assisted with his care over the past couple of years. A service of remembrance for Edward was held on Friday, September 7, at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Ann White, officiating. Interment followed at Fillmore Cemetery. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Dora (nee Wilson). The family of Dora Dickie are saddened to announce her passing on March 20, 2014 at the age of 100 years and six months. Dora is predeceased by her father Charles Wilson; mother, Louise Miller; step-father Robert Miller; husband Thomas Dickie; sister Ivy (Harry) Dickie; brother Arthur Wilson; step-sister Violet (Bill) Welke; grandson Jeremey Dickie; brothers-in-law Bob (Lavica) Dickie, Gordon (Cecelia) Dickie; sisters-in-law Eva (Dave) McKinnon, Mable (Alf) Dunn, Mary (Gurven) Foss, Margaret (Rolland) Pollock, Pearl (Roy) Pollock, Clara (Bill) Sutherland, Amy (Walter) Seabrook, Hazel (Ron) Babcock. Dora is survived by her children: Wayne (Brenda), High River, AB, Marion (Eric) Loucks, Weyburn, Ralph (Laila), Creelman, Evelyn (Vince) Heaman, Virden, MB, Bruce (Carol), Stoughton, Harold (Donna), Weyburn, Maxine (Mel) Fisher, Regina; brother Gordon (Pat) Miller, Parksville, BC; sister-in-law Florence Wilson, Regina; twenty-one special grandchildren, forty seven great-grandchildren (she knew all their names and met all but one), numerous nieces, nephews and special friends Janice Dickie and Betty Van Stavern. A service of Remembrance for Dora will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, SK. with Rev. Ann White officiating. Interment to follow the service at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, SK.
- Gertrude Hazel. On Saturday, June 11, 2000 Gertrude Hazel Dickie late of Regina passed away at the age of 71 years with her family by her side. Gertie received her education at Sequin Country School and Creelman School. Gertie was raised on the farm in the Creelman district until October 1967 when she moved with her parents into the village of Creelman. In 1985 Gertie moved to Sunset Extendicare in Regina, where she resided until her passing. Family and friends were very important to Gertie, always remembering birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas with cards and letters. She had many penpals and was fortunate to meet some after years of corresponding. Daily entries in her diary were written right up until a week before her death. Gertie's love of knitting, crocheting and needlepoint won her many ribbons at the local fair. The last few years she volunteered her time with the Alzheimer Society. Gertrude will always be loved and remembered by her sisters and brothers Velma Paterson, Creelman; Orville (Ruth) Dickie, Wetaskawin; Vance Dickie, Maidstone; Clarence (Betty) Dickie, Creelman; Lorraine (Bill) Holyoak, Medicine Hat; Edythe (Jim) Lehman, Portage la Prairie; Carol (Darwin) Pringle, Victoria; John (Karen) Dickie, Vibank; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Gertie was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Cecilia Dickie, two brothers Roland and Clifford Dickie, sister Dorothy Dickie, brother-in-law Roy Paterson, sister-in-law Jean Dickie and one nephew Byron Dickie. A memorial service was held in Creelman United Church Wednesday, June 14. Interment in Creelman Cemetery. A service of remembrance was held at Sunset Extendicare Thursday, June 15 with Rev. Heather Lee officiating both services. The family wishes to thank the many friends and neighbours for their visits and correspondence during Gertie's stay at Sunset.
- Ivy Louise (nee Wilson). On Monday, May 14, 2001, Ivy Louise Dickie, late of Stoughton, passed away at New Hope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, Charlie and Louise Wilson; brother, Art Wilson; infant grandson, Cory and her husband, Harry Dickie. Ivy is survived by two sons: Edwin (Matilda) Dickie of Ebenezer, SK and Arthur (Alice) Dickie of Powell River, BC; 10 grandchildren: Merrell (Clair) Dickie, Barry Dickie, Yvonne (Dave) Geiger, Orla (Mike) Owens, Jacqueline Dickie, Kimberley (Anthony) Juricic, Tim Dickie, Aaron (Jennifer) Dickie, Patrick Herriman and Michael (Naomi) Herriman; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Dora Dickie of Stoughton; brother, Gordon (Pat) Miller of BC; step-sister, Violet Wilke of Langenburg; sister-in-law, Florence Wilson of Kelliher; special friend, Phylis Ilsley of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ivy Louise Dickie was born February 21, 1910 on a farm 16 miles north of Forget. She was born Ivy Wilson, daughter of Charles and Louise. She grew up in the Handsworth district with her sister, Dora and brother, Arthur. Their father died when they were young and eventually their mother remarried, adding his daughter Violet to the family and finally a baby brother, Gordon. She took her schooling to grade eleven, then went on to Normal School in Regina, finishing in the spring of 1929. She taught at Peebles for three years, then at Sequin for another three years, leaving to marry a local farm boy, Harry Dickie on July 19, 1935. She returned to teaching for one more year in 1939 at Piolet Mound. Harry and Ivy farmed north of Stoughton for 40 years, retiring in 1975 to Stoughton. After Harry's passing in 1987, she remained in her house for nine more years, until she retired to a suite in the Golden Years Suites in Stoughton. Ivy loved to play cards, especially Cribbage. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She planted her last garden in the year 2000 at age 90. She also was an avid quilter, giving many quilts as gifts. Ivy was actively involved with the senior centre in Stoughton. She was the treasurer until January 2001. She participated in the United Church whenever she was needed, and was doing Bible study until she became sick in November of 2000. The grandchildren enjoyed spending time with Gramma. The card games of fish and old maid bring back fond memories. Then the great grandchildren got to play the same games, always laughing. She always had lots of cookies for them. She baked right up until she became sick, sharing with anyone that came along. Funeral service was held Friday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Barry Dickie, Tim Dickie, Aaron Dickie, Anthony Juricic, Dave Geiger and Michael Owens.
- J. Harvie. On Thursday, April 12, 2001, J. Harvie Dickie, late of Creelman, passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre, at the age of 63 years. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Lavica Dickie; one brother-in-law, James Robinson; two sisters-in-law: Lois Dickie and Vera Dempsey. Harvie is survived by his loving wife, Glenda of Creelman; his step children: James and Susan; step granddaughter, Theresa; two brothers: Allan (Della) Dickie of Calgary, AB, and Roy (Eva) Dickie of Castlegar, BC; two sisters: Jean (Ron) Brule of Vernon, BC and Margaret Selzer of Surrey, BC; his in-laws: Lloyd and Eileen Dempsey of Stoughton; three sisters-in-law: Sandra (Don) Tramer of Stoughton, Verna (Dee) Clarkston of Maryland, USA, and Cindy (John) Adamson of Cobourg, ON; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. J. Harvie Dickie was born on his parents' farm on February 27, 1938. he took his schooling at Sequin and Hartevan district schools. Harvie farmed with his father, Robert until his dad's retirement, then he farmed on his own until his passing. In 1973 Harvie married Glenda Leronowich and became 'Dad' to her children from a previous marriage, daughter Susan and son, James. He will be lovingly remembered by all he knew and loved. A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
- Vance Gordon, late of Lloydminster, AB, passed away Friday, January 11, 2002 at the age of 68. Vance was born on November 21, 1933 to Gordon and Cecelia Dickie at Creelman. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Jean, two brothers, Clifford and Roland, two sisters, Gertrude and Dorothy, brothers-in-law Roy Paterson and Don Cooney. Vance is survived by his two sons: David (Velda), Fort St. John, BC; Garry, Maidstone; three grandsons: Jason (Jennifer), Omaha, NE; Shawn (Michelle), Peace River, AB; Kelly, Lethbridge, AB; two great grandchildren Jordan and Dylan; three brothers: Orville (Ruth), Wetaskiwin, AB; Clarence (Betty), Creelman; John (Karen), Vibank; four sisters: Velma Paterson, Creelman; Lorraine (Bill) Holyoak, Medicine Hat, AB; Edythe (Jim) Lehman, Portage la Prairie, MB; Carol (Darwin) Pringle, Victoria, BC; two brothers-in-law Willie (Doreen) Carnegie, Creelman; Jim (Viola) Carnegie, Creelman; one sister-in-law Margaret Cooney, Glen Ewen; numerous nieces and nephews and his precious dog Mitsy. Funeral service was held Wednesday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Heather Lea and David Cathcart officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. The family of the late Vance Dickie would like to extend sincere thanks to relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy through cards, food, flowers, visits and donations to the Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Thank you also to the Creelman UCW for preparing and serving the lunch following the service.
- Iva Emily (nee Epps). On Friday, October 1, 2004, Iva Emily Dixon, widow of Norman Dixon, Fillmore, Sask. died at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband, Norman Dixon; her parents, Arthur and Colina Epps; granddaughter, Shannon Pollock; sisters Jean (Fred) Archer, Jesse Epps, Ada (Sandy) Brotchie and Ina (Rule) Watchhorn; and brothers, James, Dave and Ron Epps, Mrs. Dixon is survived by her two daughters: Catherine (Darwin) Pollock, Fillmore, Sask. and their children, Marnelle (Wade) Pidhorney and their daughter Madison, Tanya (Greg) Williamson, and their family Austin and Levi and Todd (Nicole) Pollock and their son Pierce; Peggy (Gerry) Gogol, Medicine Hat, Alta. and their son Darren (Tamara) Gogol; brother, Ken Epps, Houston, B.C.; sisters in law, Ruth Dixon, Carlyle, Sask., Pearl Nicholson, Winnipeg, Man. and Joan Epps, Victoria, B.C.; and her numerous nieces and nephews. At Iva's request a private family service will be held.
- Norman John. The funeral service for the late Norman John Dixon of Fillmore, SK who died at Fillmore on September 19, 1999, at the age of 90, was held in Grace United Church, Fillmore, September 22 with Rev. Heather Lee officiating. Interment of cremated remains followed in Fillmore cemetery. The urn bearer was Norman's grandson, Todd Pollock and the family spray bearer was another grandson, Darren Gogol. The family considered all those in attendance as honorary pallbearers. Norman was born March 25, 1909 at Winnipeg, MB, son of John and Mary (Anderson) Dixon. In April of 1918, the family moved from Winnipeg to Bemersyde, where they farmed. Norman attended Graytown School and started working as an agent for the Sask. Wheat Pool in 1941 at Bemersyde. He married Iva Emily Epps at Winnipeg in 1943. They lived in Richardson, SK for four years and moved to Fillmore in 1958 where Norman retired in 1971 after 31 years with the Pool. For many years family and friends joined Norman and Iva at their cottage at Kenosee Lake for fishing, boating and golfing. Norman enjoyed carpentry, fishing, golfing and watching all sports. In his later years, he would not miss going downtown to "coffee row" and having coffee with the boys. Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Dixon; a granddaughter, Shannon Pollock; and his brother, Walter Dixon; Norman is survived by his wife, Iva; his two daughters, Catherine (Darwin) Pollock, Fillmore; and Peggy (Gerry) Gogol, Medicine Hat, AB; his grandchildren, Marnelle (Wade) Pidhorney, Calgary; and their daughter Madison; Tanya (Greg) Williamson, Regina, and their sons Austin and Levi; Todd Pollock, Regina; and Darren Gogol, Calgary; two sisters: Mary Beauchmin, Las Vegas, NV, and Pearl Nichelson, Winnipeg; one sister-in-law, Ruth Dixon, Kenosee Lake; as well as his nieces and nephews.
- Ilene Mable (nee Tilley). On Saturday, April 30, 2005 Ilene Mable Downing, late of Fillmore, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her husband of 39 years, Ed Downing; and her parents, Loren and Mary Tilley. Ilene is survived by her son, Delmer (Reta) Downing; her daughters: Myrna (Ron) Sanheim, Norma Downing, and Darlene Morin; grandchildren: Shea (Russ) Mellow, Heath Morin and one great grandson, Carson Mellow; one brother, Hume Tilley and one sister, Bernice Flood; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ilene was born on January 10, 1923 at Keystown, the youngest of three children. Her father was a grain buyer for Saskatchewan Wheat Pool so they lived in many places while she was growing up. She came to Fillmore as a teenager and spent the rest of her life there. She completed her education in Fillmore, then worked for Ast's General Store in Fillmore and McKenzie's Jewellers in Regina before marrying. On December 5, 1945 she married Ed Downing at QuAppelle. They spent the first years of married life on the farm before moving into Fillmore. Ilene was a member of Grace United Church in Fillmore. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, baking, gardening and quilting. She went back to work in the grocery store in Fillmore after all her children were in school and worked there until retirement in June of 1989. She was honored with a large community gathering on her retirement. Family gatherings were very special occasions to her, including the convocation of both her grandchildren and just recently the birth of her first great grandson. She also enjoyed a trip to Hawaii. Ilene will be greatly missed by her family and many close personal friends at coffee row and the Drop in Centre. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church in Fillmore, with Reverend Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Fillmore Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Bill Wall, Darren Urban, Eldon Piper, Scott Piper, Ivan Hart and Marvin Chambers
- Wayne Johnstone Draper, in his 72nd year, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2003 at Fillmore. Predeceased by his father Noah, mother Ethel, wife Theresa, and brothers and sisters: James, Nelson, Mildred Wilkinson, Norma Pickering, and Irene LaFoy. He will be lovingly remembered by his children from his first marriage to Alice: John (Betty) Draper of Ottawa, ON, Nelson (Anita) Draper of Montmartre and Teresa (Francis) Untereiner of Regina; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Wayne was born and raised on a farm at Adams near Grand Coulee. As a teenager, he worked on a farm near Fillmore before moving to Toronto, ON where he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1958. He served in the Armed Forces for 22 years before retiring in 1980. In his retirement years, Theresa and Wayne were the proud owners of "The-Way Greenhouse", in Fillmore. Funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 24 at the Grace United Church, Fillmore with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed at the Fillmore Cemetery.
- Donna (nee Bramley) May 9, 1939 - October 5, 2009. It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Donna Faye Dreher on Monday, October 5, 2009. Donna was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Hazel Bramley and in-laws, George and Helen Dreher. Donna will be greatly missed by the love of her life, her husband, Gabe; her daughters, Reina (Jack) Wylie, Lorene (Dennis) Attewell; and her pride and joy, her grandsons, Kyle and Brett Wylie, and Dylan and Jesse Attewell. Donna was born, raised and attended high school in Creelman, SK. She went on to take her CNA at the Grey Nuns Hospital and continued to work there upon graduation. In 1959, Donna married Gabe and they shared 50 years together. After a short break to raise her daughters, she went on to work with special needs children with the Regina Separate School until her retirement in 1994. She spent her retirement pursuing new pastimes. She enjoyed fishing, golfing and cheering on her "Riders ". Winters were spent in Mesa. She has touched the hearts of many family and friends and her passing will leave a void in their lives. Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Tom Nguyen and Rev. Norm Marcotte presiding. A private family interment will be held at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Verna Jean (nee Leas) was predeceased by her father Vernon Leas; mother-in-law and father-in-law Edith and George Druck; sister-in-law Linda. Verna is survived by her mother Evelyn Leas; her children: Veronica (Ray) Dechief and their children Kelsie Druck (Braydon) and Hunter Dugan, Derrick (Amanda) Druck and his daughter Alyssa, Dallas (Allie) Druck and their children Dawson and Delilah; sister Brenda (Richard) Rimmer and their child Tyla Rimmer (Rob); brother Arnold Leas and his children: Dan (Vicki), Darcy (Shelby), Chelsey, brother Les Leas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Verna was the first born to Vernon and Evelyn Leas on June 5, 1953. She grew up on the family farm just outside of Fillmore with her loving siblings Brenda, Arnold, and Les. They spent many hours riding bikes, playing in the granaries, and getting themselves into all sorts of mischief. She was a caring sibling despite being locked in the discer, chicken coop or where ever else they could get away with hiding her. She attended Fillmore School from 1959 - 1971. She spent 18 years of her life on the farm until the family moved to Weyburn in October of 1971. She then met Darryl Druck and later married on April 27, 1974 at the age of 20. They then moved to the farm near Midale. She was a hard working farm wife, helping out with whatever she could including mowing the lawn and planting gardens. She often reminded us that it was not a riding mower that she pushed around that farm. She took pride in keeping her house extremely clean and in order. Her love of cleaning actually started as a young girl and it was always her favorite thing to do. She enjoyed having company out to the farm and always got a little extra excited when Auntie Marg and Uncle Ronny Pringle came to visit. She would make her specialty Johnny cake and rickety uncle squares. She will always be known for her love of bears, and the color blue, in fact when visiting you often had to share the couch with fifteen of her fluffy friends. She spent lots of time cooking up meals to take to the field with her sister-in-law Linda Druck who lived just a few steps away. Verna lived quite a simple life. To her family and friends and other people around her she gave much and asked for very little in return. Verna eventually made her way back to Weyburn moving to the Legion Towers where she met many new friends and best of all her mom lived just a few doors down the hall. She loved visiting, playing shuffle board, listening to music and often convincing everyone to stand up and dance a little. She enjoyed having coffee at the Welsh bakery with all her friends and family and going shopping downtown with Evelyn and Brenda. She had an incredible knack for making people feel special as she never forgot anyone’s name or any details of their lives. She didn’t have expensive tastes or a flashy lifestyle but she knew what was important to her and that was her family. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. She liked to sit down in her living room with a cup of tea and catch up on current events, watch movies and the Grand Ol Opry in hopes to one day visiting Nashville. Contrary to what we may have expected, her movie appreciation leaned toward the horror movies with her favorite being the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. One of the many highlights of her life was just a few years ago when Veronica took her to see Reba McIntyer in Regina. Verna was always there for anyone that may have needed her. Life dealt her an unexpected curve and her time came far too soon, both for her and those that loved her. Verna will be greatly missed, but greater than the sorrow from her death is the joy that she spread in her life. A funeral service for Verna was held on Monday, December 22, at 1:00 pm from RD Family Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Garden, Weyburn. Pallbearers were all her friends at Legion Towers.
- D. R. "Dan" Dun was born March 11, 1930 on a farm near Turtleford in northern Saskatchewan and passed away Sunday, April 13, 2008 at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 78 years after a 9 month battle with cancer. We will miss him but are happy to know he has gone to be with God. Danny was predeceased by his parents, Mable (nee Dickie) and Alfred Dunn, and three brothers-in-law, Frank Szeponski and Keith Mckechnie. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Vivian (nee Montjoy), daughter Diane (husband, Ed Roelfsema and their children Maralee and Lucas), daughter Debb (husband, Doyle Kemp and their children Delee (Joel) Noble, Darla, Dallas and Dalton) and all his brothers and sisters (Irene Szeponski, Marie [Bill] Thompson, Lee [Gerta] Dunn, Ellsworth Dunn, Mary Szeponski, Lorna [Ted] Laas, and Judy Ray) and both of Vivian's sisters (Doris Mckecknie and Barb [Dwaine] Dornan); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. When Dan was 9 years old, the family moved to the Creelman/Heward area while Alfred went to war. As a teenager, he moved around from BC to California and eventually, returned to Creelman. He met Vivian at a ball game and they were married in July of 1952. Shortly, thereafter, they moved to the farm where they've resided for 55 years. Danny was an active member of the Stoughton community working 34 years with the Lion's Club and coaching hockey. He loved to fish and collect antiques, enough antiques to fill a whole house. Danny was happy to be able to kick his smoking habit in 1985, although, now we know damage had already occurred. In 1984, Dan was baptized accepting Jesus Christ as his Saviour. After becoming a Christian, he and Vivian hosted many Bible studies in their home and they took a keen interest in foreign students who attended Western Christian College; some of these students turned into family. Dan also enjoyed being useful to Clearview Christian Camp where he taught a lot of kids the art of knot tying. He served 14 years as an elder of the Weyburn Church of Christ. Dan was a farmer during their 55 years of marriage. One year he worked putting up TV antennas. For 34 years he blew snow between the farming seasons but the farm was his passion and, in the end, his dream. We would like to thank Stella Swertz and the Palliative Care Unit of the Weyburn General Hospital, the Home Care nurses, the Home Health aides and Doctor Lenferna for their most compassionate care. The Funeral Service was held at the Weyburn Church of Christ on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Scott Wade officiating. A private family interment followed at Heward Cemetery, Heward.
- Gordon William. Gord was born March 17,1934 in Creelman, Sask. He passed away at his home in Pitt Meadows, BC after a hard fought battle with cancer, his loving wife Irma at his side, family and friends all around.
- Constance Margaret "Connie" (nee Steeden). Funeral service for Connie Dunham, late of Newhope Lodge, Stoughton, and formerly of Creelman, was held Wednesday, August 3, 2005 from St. Andrews United Church, Creelman, with Interment in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Officiating Clergy was Rev. Brian Ast of Stoughton. Pallbearers were grandchildren: Jana Dunham, Allyson Wilson, Karen Duval, Megan Dunham, Sean Dunham and Ian Dunham. Constance Margaret Steeden was born March 27, 1920 on the family farm at Colonsay, the daughter of British immigrants William T. and Alice O. (nee Littlejohn) Steeden. She attended Sleaford School and after Grade 8 went out to work as a hired girl, in domestic service. In 1940 she met and married Lloyd Dunham of Creelman, and in 1941 they began farming at Creelman. In 1984 they took up residence in Creelman. Brain injuries sustained in 1966 and 1993 led to the deterioration of Connie's health, and in 1998 she became a resident of Newhope Lodge at Stoughton, where she passed away Friday, July 29, 2005 at the age of 85 years. Connie led an active life as a farm wife and community worker while raising five children. She inherited a love for music and dance, and in their semi-retirement, Lloyd and connie spent many years enjoying the "oldtime dance circuit", making many new friends from surrounding communities. Connie was predeceased by her parents, William and Alice Steeden, her brother LAC Stanley E. Steeden in 1944, her son, Stanley L. Dunham in 1998 and brothers- and sisters-in-law: Frank Mills, Ruth Steeden, Fred and Viola Sherck, Roy and Mary Dunham and Mollie Dunham. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 65 years, Lloyd Dunham of Creelman; daughter-in-law, Sharon Dunham of Swift Current, daughter, Mae (Don) Eckert of Stoughton, sons: Tom (Bernice) Dunham of Duchess, AB, Ed (Ava) Dunham of Creelman, and Brian (Karen) Dunham of North Weyburn; 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; one sister, Winnie Mills of Saskatoon; two brothers: Eric Steeden of Edmonton, AB and Les (Jean) Steeden of Saskatoon; one brother-in-law, Elgin Dunham (Una Barrett) of Fillmore; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
- George Elgin, formerly of Creelman, SK, late of Fillmore, SK passed away at his home on November 7, 2011at the age of 95 years. Born May 26, 1916, the youngest child of Bert and Lottie (nee Crothers) Dunham, on the family homestead at Creelman. A veteran of WW II , having served with the RCAF (Flight Sergeant), also prisoner-of-war and survivor of The Great March. He is a retired farmer. Predeceased by his parents, wife Mollie, infant son at birth, sister Viola Scherck (Fred), brothers Lloyd (Connie), Roy (Mary) and nephew Stanley Dunham. He is survived by the sons and daughters of his siblings, and his life-long friend Una Barrett of Davidson, SK. The family wishes to acknowledge with gratitude and thanks Elgin's neighbours, the Von Spreckens, who so generously and graciously lent him assistance day and night, contributing much to his quality of life. A graveside interment at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, SK, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2011.
- Lloyd Ethelbert. Funeral Service for the late Lloyd Ethelbert Dunham, late of Stoughton Newhope Pioneer Lodge and formerly of Creelman, was held on Monday, June 23, 2008 at St. Andrews United Church, Creelman, with Rev Deb Laforet officiating. Interment took place in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Lloyd Dunham was born on July 26, 1910 to Bert and Lottie (nee: Crothers) Dunham on their homestead NE 36-10-10 W-2. He attended Crieff School, completing Grade 8 (with honors) in 1924. He later took Grades 9 and 10 by correspondence and a short course in gas engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. While still helping on the family farm, Lloyd started working out at the age of 16 as a hired hand for area farmers and further afield. Soon he was renting land for himself, but as the 1930's unfolded with more crop failures than successes, Lloyd took to riding the freights, traveling the length and breadth of Western Canada and as far east as Kapuskasing, ON. During these years he also worked in coal mines at Estevan. In 1940, Lloyd met and married Constance Steeden of Colonsay, and in 1941 they established a mixed farming operation at Creelman. Lloyd eventually retired from farming responsibilities at the age of 90 years. He remained living in his home in Creelman, until 2007 when declining health necessitated a move to Stoughton. He passed away at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, on June 17, 2008, almost completing 48 years of life. Lloyd was a dedicated farmer and a proponent of the Co-operative movement. He was a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool member, and spent 25 years as secretary of the local school board. Lloyd enjoyed dance, music, and playing the popular tunes of earlier decades on his accordion. He was a prodigious reader all his life, favoring history in general and Canadian history in particular, as well as current events. While not a sports enthusiast, he enjoyed curling in his younger days. Lloyd was predeceased by his father Bert in 1964; mother, Lottie in 1980; younger brother Roy in 1992; son, Stanley in 1998; older sister, Viola Scherck in 2002 and his much loved wife, Connie in 2005. He is survived by his youngest brother, Elgin (Una Barrett) of Fillmore, SK; daughter-in-law, Sharon Dunham of Swift Current; daughter, Mae (Don) Eckert of Stoughton; sons, Tom (Bernice) of Millicent, AB, Ed (Ava) of Fillmore, and Brian (Karen) of North Weyburn; eight grandsons, five granddaughters and several great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Winnie Mills of Saskatoon, and brother-in-law, Les (Jean) Steeden of Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and old friends.
- Mary M. Dunham, late of Fillmore, SK and formerly of Creelman, SK, passed away Friday, July 15th, 2005 at the age 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, Dave and Euphemia Duthie, her loving husband of 43 years Roy (1992), son-in-law, Mike Lund. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her family: two daughters, Shirley Lund of Whitehorse, YK, and Carol (Richard) Arndt of Arcola, SK, six grandchildren: Scott, Michelle (Joey), Kevin (Chrissy), Curtis (Melanie) Richardson, Brian Lund, Lael (Jason) Reyner, seven great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. from St. Andrews United Church, Creelman, SK with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, SK.
- Gwendolyn (nee Treble). On Thursday, November 15, 2007 Gwendy "Toots" Dunlop passed away at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her husband Donald "Dunny"; brothers, Gordon, Orville (June), Earle, Lorne in infancy; nephew, Wyman. Toots is survived by her sister Evelyn (Alvin) Beare of Fillmore; two sisters-in-law, May Treble of Regina and Jean Treble of Fillmore; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Born on August 21, 1920, on the family farm at Fillmore, Toots went to a country school called Downing and then highschool in Fillmore. Playing music and going to dances in the surrounding small towns provided much entertainment in her younger years. On August 4, 1945, Toots married Dunny. They farmed in Huronville (in the Fillmore area) until the early `60's. After moving to Regina, Toots worked at OK Marking Devices for several years. An avid lover of flowers, Toots grew prize gladiolas when they lived on Holland Avenue. Not content to simply enjoy her own flowers, she graciously shared their beauty by delivering countless bouquets to friends, relatives and others that she felt needed cheering up. In the early 70's, Toots and Dunny became snowbirds and spent the next many years wintering in Arizona and in later years, Texas. They got great satisfaction out of the deals they would find across the border in Mexico! However, the most enjoyable part of Toots' life down south was playing music and making friends through that. Each year, she and Dunny would find enough people to form an orchestra. They would entertain their own park residents and play for others in the area. Toots (also known as Gwendy), quite simply, loved music and having music in her life was not optional, it was a necessity. She played numerous instruments including the piano, saxophone, violin, guitar and drums. Singing was also part of her musical enjoyment. She wrote and published her own song, This is My Song in the mid 90's. Toots also enjoyed watching all kinds of sports and was a loyal Riders fan. Family was very important to her as well. She had close relationships with her sister and brothers and had a nick-name for each one of them. She also took great enjoyment in participating in the lives of her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. They, in turn, were lucky to have an auntie, a great-auntie, a great-great-auntie who always made them feel welcomed and cherished. A visit to Auntie Toots' house was always filled with warmth and laughter. Toots and Dunny did much entertaining of friends and relatives throughout their lives and their hospitality was truly genuine. In mid-2007, Toots moved to Marianne Chateau where the biggest drawing card for her was the beautiful grand piano in the foyer from which she continued to entertain new and old friends. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, even her little Fishy, for her delightful sense of humour, her grace and her tender heart. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Riverside Memorial Park, 815 Assiniboine Avenue East, Regina.
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- Karen. It is with great sadness, the family of Karen Elder, daughter of Ernest and Lorraine Elder of Weyburn, announces her passing on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Karen was born December 11, 1963 in Regina, and grew up on the family farm north of Fillmore. She is predeceased by eldest sister Gail, grandparents Howard and Gretta Elder, Bob and Irene Middleton, step grandmother Helen Middleton, uncles Harry-Jae Elder and Jim Ormiston. Karen leaves behind her loving parents Ernest and Lorraine Elder of Weyburn; brother Terry (Beth) Elder; stepson Travis and Angie Hemsworth and family; aunt Francine Ormiston, Mary-Ann and Irvin Carson, Norma Angus, Heather and Bruce Horseman and families; aunt Donnett Elder, Renae and Jeff Grubb, Janell Ender, Joel and Nicole Elder, Randa-Rae and Dorian Tyndale, Jonathan Elder and families. Karen’s favourite activities on the farm were spending time with her big sister, Gail and brother, Terry. Her cousins, Renae, Janell, Joel, Randa-Rae and Jonathan Elder lived nearby and were a huge part of her life as well. They spent many hours playing on the farm, snowmobiling, rafting, biking, playing with the pets, and with her favourite place on the swing underneath the silver maple tree. Karen was a very loving and adventurous person in her own way. She enjoyed travelling with her family to Walt Disney World, the Grand Canyon and many other places in the USA. She had a special connection with the staff at Tatagwa View and will be greatly missed. Karen touched the hearts of all who knew her. A memorial service for Karen was held on Tuesday March 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn.
- Sarah Isabell, On Sunday, August 21, 2005, a quiet and gentle lady, whose life was filled with kind acts, entered upon the life eternal, when Sarah Isabell English passed away at the age of 91 years. Mrs. English was born in the Stony Brook District of Saskatchewan and received her education in the Prairie Hill School District. She was married to William Harold English on April 9, 1941. They farmed first in the Corning area, later purchasing a farm near Fillmore, SK where they raised their family. They later moved to Regina. Following her husband's death, Sarah retired to St. Albert, AB. She had resided in St. Albert for the past 28 years and been a resident of the Youville Nursing Home for the past 8 years. Sarah will be remembered as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her love of nature and her independent attitude will continue to inspire us. She was a talented needle worker whose creations continue to endure. Mrs. English is survived by her loving children: Harold (Eileen) of Penhold, AB.; Gordon (Lorraine) of St. Albert, AB., and Linda (James) Montain of Westbank, BC. Also surviving her are six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family members. Mrs. English was predeceased by her husband William; her parents; three brothers: John, Albert, and William; sister Margaret (Samson) King; and grandson Wayne. A Memorial Service will be held at Connolly McKinley Funeral Chapel, St. Albert Trail, St. Albert, AB, on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. A service of remembrance will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK, on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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- Gabriel Fahlman, late of Fillmore, passed away peacefully at home on July 17, 2003 at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by his son Chris and son-in-law Thomas Smith, six sisters, and five brothers. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa, and children: sons, Peter, Raymond, of Fillmore, daughters, Eva (Allan) Basky, Regina, Cecilia (Tony) Tokarz, Regina, Eileen (Murray) Huber, Calgary, AB, and Kathy Smith, Regina; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Bridget Fahlman; sister Magdeline Folk (Holdfast), and numerous nieces and nephews. Gabriel was born at Saint Peter's Colony in 1908. He grew up there until they moved to Montmartre in 1918 where he met and married Theresa in 1930. In 1934, they moved to Fillmore to farm until they moved to town in 1975, although he still farmed until 1991. In celebration of Gabriel's life, prayers were held at St. Aloysius Church in Fillmore at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 20. Funeral mass was held on Monday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m.
- John Henry. On Saturday, May 15, 1999, John Henry Fahlman of Fillmore died accidentally at the age of 60 years. Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Fahlman; five brothers-in-law: Otto Liebrecht, Lorne Ries, Bert Ries, Ken Ries and Lorne McLachlan. John is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Shirley Fahlman of Fillmore; his two sons: Greg (Laurel) Fahlman of Regina and Warren (Louise) Fahlman of Crossfield, AB; two granddaughters: Desire and Vanessa; four brothers: Frank (Pearl) Fahlman of Fillmore; Richard (Diane) Fahlman of Langley, BC; Al (Carol) Fahlman of Weyburn; and Ed (Dianne) Fahlman of Weyburn; one sister, Evelyn (Winston) Hall of Fillmore; five brothers-in-law: Elmer (Adeline) Ries of Whitehorse, YT; George (Colleen) Warthe of Fillmore; Don (Debbie) Ries of Fox Creek, AB; Del (Renate) Ries of Vernon, BC; and Bob (Louise) Ries of Strathmore, AB; five sisters-in-law: Doreen Liebrecht of Weyburn; Germaine McLachlan of Weyburn; Sandra Ries of Yorkton; Simonne Ries of Camrose, AB; and Louise Ries of Edmonton; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. John was born on September 15, 1938 at Mutrie, SK, the oldest son of John and Mary Fahlman. He grew up on the farm and attended Mills, a country school and later transferred to Fillmore Central School. He married Shirley on October 7, 1967. They farmed on the home place six miles north of Fillmore. John was a people person, he enjoyed everyone's company, young or old. He was involved in various community organizations including the Fillmore Recreational Board, Sask. Wheat Pool local board, coach for minor sports, at which time both sons were involved in sports. John loved sports, hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes and hockey. As a goalie at 16, he played Sr. hockey with the Fillmore Foxes. During the years that Fillmore could not support a team, John played with Montmartre and Glenavon. He participated in several George Reed hockey tournaments and continued with the Fillmore Silver Foxes until he retired. He greatly enjoyed ball, playing for many years, the last several years of which he took part in the Twilighter Tournaments all over Saskatchewan. John enjoyed country living, he had a truly mixed farm, growing grain, cattle and hogs. He raised chickens, turkeys, ducks, pheasants and any wild birds he could keep around, even raising fish in the dugout. He enjoyed gardening and music. His family and friends were the centre of his life. He will always be remembered fondly, deeply missed and very much loved by them. Prayers were said Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore. The funeral mass was held Thursday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore, with Father John Mock Celebrant. Interment followed in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Joe Keen, Henry Stoppler, Daniel Falk, Brian Knoll, Jerry Knoll, Edwin Schiller, Pete Fahlman and Albin Kapell.
- Shirley Jean (nee Ries). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Jean Fahlman on July 10, 2005 at the Fillmore Health Centre after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. Shirley was predeceased by her loving husband of 31 years, John Fahlman; parents, Mary and Alex Ries, sister, Doreen Liebrecht, and brothers: Elmer Ries, Lorne Ries, Bert Ries and Ken Ries. Shirley leaves to mourn her two sons, Greg (Laurel) Fahlman and their children Mary and Evan, and Warren Fahlman and his two daughters Desiré and Vanessa; two sisters, Colleen (George) Warthe and Gerry McLachlan; three brothers: Don (Deb) Ries, Bob Ries and Del (Renate) Ries; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Shirley was born on September 17, 1943 at Fillmore, moved to Rhein, in April of 1945. She worked at the Royal Bank in Winnipeg, MB and was later transferred to a Regina Branch. She married Johnny Fahlman on October 7, 1967. They farmed north of Fillmore for 31 years. Shirley remained on the farm after John's death, a place she loved, enjoyed and was home. Shirley's greatest pleasure and treasures in her life were her children, grandchildren, family, friends and neighbors. She was a people person and enjoyed everyone's company young and old. She will be remembered for being involved in most community organizations and always giving a willing hand. She was a volunteer ambulance attendant for the Fillmore ambulance for 14 years. Shirley will always be remembered for her love of music, playing the accordion, organ, and singing to bring great toe tapping entertainment to many elderly residents in nursing homes, family gatherings and dances. She played solo with the Creelman Jug band, the "Us" group, or whoever requested her talent. Prayers were held Wednesday, July 13, at 7:30 and the funeral mass was held Thursday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m. both from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Fillmore with Father John Mock Celebrant. Interment followed mass in Fillmore Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Tim Stoppler, Brian Knoll, Scott Grieve, Gus Stoppler, David Fahlman and Brian Grieve.
- Theresa (nee Reiss) June 22, 1914 - May 2, 2012. Theresa passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband Gabriel of 73 years; eldest son Chris; son-in-law Tom Smith; brothers George, Frank, John, Sebastian and Mike; and her twin sister Barbara. She is survived by sons Peter and Raymond of Fillmore; daughters Eva (Allan) Basky of Regina, Cecilia (Tony) Tokarz of Regina, Eileen (Murray) Huber of Calgary and Kathy Smith of Regina; daughter-in-law Bridget Fahlman of Fillmore; sister-in-law Elsie Reiss of Regina; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Theresa was born in Qu'Appelle, SK, grew up in Kendal and moved to Montmartre where she met and married Gabriel in 1930. They moved to Fillmore to farm in 1934. In 1975 they moved into Fillmore but still farmed until 1991. The family would like to thank the staff at the Fillmore Union Health Centre for their care and compassion. Funeral Service will be held at St. Aloysius R.C. Church in Fillmore on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fermo officiating.
- Bryan "Danny", formerly of Admiral, Sask. died peacefully in Moose Jaw Union Hospital on July 14, 2005 at the age of 75 years, after a long battle with emphysema and diabetes. He was predeceased by his parents Madeline and Richard, one sister Rosemarie, one brother Wilfred; two brothers-in-law Dale and Sully; one sister-in-law Armande, and one son Glenn. Danny is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Joan; three sisters Ruby, Jeannette and Shirley (Dave); two brothers Dennis and Gerald (Connie), sister-in-law Kay, brother-in-law Steve (Anita), children: Pam (Willard) Larson of Regina, Chris (Carol) Fisher of Lumsden, Rhonda (Mike) Tremblay of Moose Jaw, Mark (Marlis) Fisher of Lumsden and their families including eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Danny was born in Creelman, Sask. on March 24, 1930. He worked for the CP Railway for eighteen years and was a grain buyer for Federal Grain and Pioneer Grain for thirty years. Danny lived for sports. Many will remember him as an avid coach, referee and umpire across Southern Saskatchewan. Thank you to Dr. Rininsland for his care over the last five years as well as sincere gratitude to the dedicated staff of home care. Following cremation and a family memorialization in Prairie Memorial Columbarium, A Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Linda Owens will officiate.
- Madeline, formerly of the Heward and Shamrock districts and Cozy Manor Regina, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband Richard, son Wilfred, daughter Rose Marie Warnar, sons-in-law Dale Wiggins and Sully Ghostkeeper, daughter-in-law Armande Fisher, as well as three grandchildren. Madeline will be lovingly remembered by her children: Danny (Joan) of Admiral, SK, Dennis of Great Falls, Mont., Ruby Ghostkeeper and Jeannette Wiggins both of Edmonton, Alta., Shirley (Dave) Reynard of Indian Head, SK, Gerald (Connie) of Regina, son-in-law Steve (Anita) Warnar of Saskatoon, SK, daughter-in-law Kay Fisher of Cold Lake, Alta., thirty-two grandchildren, fifty-seven great- grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Friday, November 3, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeeva Sam officiating. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Glenn Frederick passed away peacefully at Fillmore Health Centre on February 3, 2006. Glenn was born November 21, 1928 at Creelman. He was the seventh of eight children born to Fred and Agnes Foss. He grew up near Gooseberry Lake, northeast of Creelman on the family farm. His school days were spent at Sequin School. Glenn began farming with his father and brothers on the land where his son, Randy and wife Colleen live today. Glenn was very proud when the Foss Farm was recognized as a Century Family Farm in 2003. It wasn't all work as the natural habitat of Gooseberry Lake nurtured his love for the outdoors. Hunting and fishing were two of his main outdoor passions. He shared this love with his two sons, Wes and Randy and later with his grandsons. It was a good day for Glenn if he could spend it picking Saskatoon berries in the peace and quiet of the countryside. Only dedicated pickers shared these special times with Glenn. In 1950 Glenn married Maxine (Ogden) and settled on the family farm where they raised their two sons, Wes and Randy. In later years they were blessed with two daughters-in-law and six grandchildren. Life was good! In 1982 Glenn and Maxine moved into Creelman. Glenn continued to be involved with the farming activities until he was admitted into long term care in 2002 due to failing health. Glenn was predeceased by his son Wes in 1995, his parents Fred and Agnes Foss, three brothers Woodrow (in infancy) Gurven (Mary), Vernon (Dorine), brothers-in-law Fred Boomer, Norman Ogden, Nelson Cross, Mel (Ila) Ogden, Cliff (Lil) Ogden, and Gordon Ogden. Glenn leaves to mourn his wife Maxine, son Randy (Colleen), their children Derek, Amy, Allison, daughter-in-law Colleen M. Foss and children Anders (Kristy) Foss, Gregory (Denyne) Foss, and Erin (fiancé Scott Greenwald), sisters Helen Boomer, Clarice Ogden, Beulah (Lawson) Lind, and Romona Cross, brother in law Ken (Dolores) Ogden, sisters-in-law Shirley (Gerald) Nurse, Jean Ogden as well as special nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Glenn's kindness, honesty, determination and quiet way were an inspiration to all. His wit, humor, strength and integrity will long be remembered. A Memorial Service was held at Creelman United Church on February 6, 2006 at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Heather Lea officiating. Friends of Glenn's, Roy Obst and George Holyoak carried the urn and flowers with the interment following in Golden Gate Cemetery, Creelman.
- Gurven Leslie Foss, born 1914 passed away peacefully June 13, 2001, 11 days after his 87th birthday. Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Agnes, two brothers: Woodrow in infancy and Vernon; his loving wife of more than 50 years, Mary Foss; and his second wife Clara; brothers-in-law: Fred Boomer and Norman Ogden and sister-in-law, Dorine Foss; three nephews: Don, Garry and Wesley. Gurven is survived by his loving brother and sisters: Helen Boomer, Regina; Clarice (Toots) Ogden, Fillmore; Beulah (Lawson) Lind, Creelman; Glenn (Maxine) Foss, Creelman; and Ramona (Nelson) Cross, Creelman; and by his friend, Lil Ecarnot. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Gurven was born June 2, 1914 in Creelman. He grew up in the Gooseberry district where he and Mary farmed and worked tirelessly in the community to develop the Gooseberry Lake Beach that so many people enjoyed. Gurven enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing and trapping but many will remember him best for his many years of playing the saxophone with the Stardusters. When they retired, he and Mary moved to Fillmore, where Gurven was involved with sports. Gurven was honoured with his 50 year pin for service in the Masonic Lodge in April of this year. Gurven was also involved with the Lions. Gurven and Mary spent many winters in Arizona and travelled extensively to the far east and Europe. On June 2 of this year, Gurven had his final performance with the Jug Band when he played saxophone for his own birthday party. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Onetta Beatrice (nee Garrett). On Monday, May 29, 2000 Onetta Beatrice Foss, late of Fillmore, SK passed away at the age of 98 years. Predeceased by her husband, Edwin in 1971, her parents William and Mary Ann Garrett, seven sisters and five brothers. Beatrice will be fondly remembered by her sister, Gertrude Cramer of North Carolina, USA; sons Murray and Elwood (Jeane) of Swift Current; daughters Eileen (Leroy) Dammann of Stoughton and Beverly (Earl) Brown of Winnipeg; eight grandchildren Trevor (Marie) Dammann, Lois (Cameron) Coffey, Nancy (Simon), Stuart (Connie), Dean (Cathy) and Kevin (Debbie) Brown, Kevin (Sandra) and Bob (Bev) Springer; 13 great grandchildren Mathew, April, and Myles Dammann, Carman, Brenna and Dylan Coffey, Kyle Brown, Claire Coppens, Jess, Braden and Zachary Springer, Thomas and Katherine Springer. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Onetta Beatice Foss was born in New Carlisle, Quebec on October 3, 1901. Her life in Western Canada began when Beatrice moved to Pennant, SK with her mother and ten siblings. They were joining their father who had set out to start a new life for his family in farming. Two weeks after their arrival, two of the children contracted typhoid fever, and Beatrice helped to shoulder the responsibility for their care. Beatrice married Edwin G. Foss on November 20, 1933 in Regina. They farmed in the Talmage area until 1947 when, due to Edwin's poor health, they rented the farm and moved to Weyburn. In 1957 they moved back to the farm where their oldest son Murray took over the work duties. Beatrice and Edwin traveled extensively, finally choosing Weslaco, Texas as their winter home since 1964. Beatrice thoroughly enjoyed each season there, participating in church activities, crafts, clubs, bingo, dining out, walking and meeting new friends. She looked forward to all of her winter jaunts including the last six, which were spent living with her daughter Beverly and husband Earl. During the summer months, Beatrice returned to Saskatchewan where much of her time was spent on the farm with Murray. Beatrice was known as "the lady with the hat." She was an avid reader who was interested in everything, and always eager to increase her knowledge. Her hobbies included millinery, knitting, crocheting, quilting, learning new crafts and sewing. One or more of these activities were often done while Beatrice was watching or listening to a vintage comedy, sports, musical or spiritual program. Her hands and mind were never idle. Beyond these pursuits, Beatrice was always thinking of others and contributing her help to worthwhile causes. She was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star for many years. Beatrice considered Fillmore United Church and Grace United Church in Weyburn to be her spiritual homes, and enjoyed participating in both their memberships. She found special joy in her grandchildren and great grandchildren, reveling in their endeavors and various accomplishments with pride. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 3 at Fillmore United Church with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. The eulogy was given by Mona Cross. Organist Elaine Morris and vocalist Don Wiberg provided the music. Beatrice's family wished to recognize her friends by designating all of them as honorary pallbearers. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
- Ellen Mary (nee Dickie) Soper Foster aged 74 years of Moose Jaw, and formerly of Creelman, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2000. The funeral service was held Tuesday, September 26 at 2 p.m. in the Creelman United Church with Rev. Heather Ley officiating. Burial took place in the Golden Gate Cemetery, Creelman. Ellen was predeceased by her first husband, James Soper, her second husband, Lorne Foster, brothers: Norman Dickie, Henry Dickie, and Stan Dickie; sister Fran Dickie, and son-in-law Harvey Miller. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two daughters; Leona (Ross) Awrey of Simcoe, ON; Debra Miller (Lennart Folk) of Kelowna, BC; son Mervin (Wilda) Soper of Moose Jaw; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three sisters: Bella Wilson, Katherine Allan both of Creelman, and Agnes Blackburn of Weyburn; Ellen's friend and companion Hector Morrison of Moose Jaw, and numerous nieces and nephews.
- W. Keith Foster, late of Weyburn, SK passed away October 3, 2014, at the age of 84 years. Keith was predeceased by his parents Frank and Eleanor Foster; sister Marion; brother Lorne. Keith is survived by his daughters: Marion Foster (Darcy Ward), Chestermere, AB, Susan (Paul) Zentner, St. Albert, AB, grandsons: Kevin Zentner and Bryan Zentner, granddaughter Kristen Zentner; son Doug (Nadine) Foster, Ardrossan, AB, granddaughters Brianna Foster and Shelby Foster, grandson Lane Foster. A Funeral Service for Keith will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK with Rev. Ann White, officiating. Interment to follow at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, SK.
- Lucie Irene (nee Harvie) Fowlie, resident of the Canora Gateway Lodge, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2010. She was 91 years of age. Lucie Irene Fowlie was born on March 18, 1919 in the Heward district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of John Frederick and Grace (nee Tofts) Harvie. She was raised in the Heward district and received her education there. Irene attended Normal School in Regina, where she received her Teaching Certificate. She taught school at Sequin and Griffin before she married William (Bill) Fowlie on July 5, 1939 at Weyburn. In the late 1960's Irene taught at Creelman for a time. The couple farmed in the Heward district until 1977, when they moved to Canora to farm with their son, Vernon. Irene had a great quest for learning, and she followed that quest after her children completed High School by taking classes at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Calgary, where she successfully completed her Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and Master of Arts and Science in English. In later years she volunteered with the Parkland Community College as an English tutor. Irene lived on the farm until the fall of 2008. She had a great love for life and took loving interest in her children, grandchildren and later great grandchildren, supporting them in all their endeavours. In younger years, she was very involved in her community. She was a 4-H leader, Sunday school teacher, church organist as well as serving on the School Board for several years. She was an avid curler, skilled seamstress, and kept up with all current affairs. She pursued her many hobbies with a passion and took great pride in her yard and garden. Irene and Bill were fortunate enough to enjoy a number of winters in Weslaco, Texas, where visiting with new friends and playing shuffleboard were favorite pastimes. Irene was predeceased by Bill in February of 1995; their son Roderick Howard in 1943; a brother, John Harvie; and by a sister, Elinore Tanner. She leaves to cherish her memory: daughter Gloria (Larry) Thring of Rocky Mountain House, AB; son Vernon (Marilyn) Fowlie of Rhein, SK; four grandchildren: Christopher (Brandi) Thring of Castlegar BC and children Gabriel, Indie & Willow; Brent Thring of Rocky Mountain House, AB; Teri Lynn (Sheldon) Van Parys of Rhein and children Caitlyn & Danielle; Travis (Trina) Fowlie of Canora and children Shane, Payton & Raegen; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The interment will take place in the family plot in the Heward Cemetery in 2011.
- Anna Marie (nee Haslback), late of Stoughton, passed away on August 17, 2009, at the age of 90 years old. Anna was predeceased by her parents; John and Anna Haslback, husband; Konrad Frederiksen, three infant children; William, Katherine and Frank, four sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her children: Elizabeth (Jim) Dickie, Stoughton, Matilda (Edwin) Dickie, Yorkton, John Frederiksen, Edenwold, Agusta (Ken) Walter, Lethbridge, AB, Raymond Frederiksen, Fillmore; thirty-one grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law Alvina Haslback, St. Rose du Lac, MN; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held Saturday August 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. Interment followed at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Honorary Pallbearers were all her grandchildren.
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- Ray. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, brother and friend in Minot, N.D. on Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at the age of 67 years. Ray was predeceased by his wife Bernice; his parents Frank and Angela Gall; three sisters: Jean, Ann and Rose; six brothers: Andrew, Louie, Frank, Aaron, Joe and Ben. Ray is survived by his best friend Christine Masniuk; four daughters: Sharon (Brian) McCarthy of Moosomin; Lee (Dwight) Kosior of Regina; Diane (Rick) Yzerman of Regina; Gloria (Brian) Rattray of White City; one son Brian Gall of Regina; grandchildren: Dan, Sean and Lauren McCarthy, Ben and Regan Kosior, Tricia and Blake Yzerman, Taylor and Kelsea Rattray, Dan Hutchinson and Brett and Tyler Gall. He also leaves behind his two sisters: Mary Jones and Marge Comaniuk; two brothers: Ed Gall and Tony (Mary) Gall; two sisters-in-law: Marlene Gall and Mary Gall; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray was born in 1932 in Cedoux. He grew up on the Cedoux area. He and Bernice married in 1952 and farmed in the Cedoux area until moving to Creelman / Fillmore in 1963. They opened a Massey Ferguson dealership in Fillmore. Ray moved to Weyburn in the fall of '96 after the passing of his wife. Ray found such joy in having family and friends close by. He loved to fish, play the fiddle, travel, play cards and joke with everyone. He was a Lions member for many years. He faced his heart disease with courage, patience and humbleness. He touched the lives of many people in his gentle way. Ray will be remembered mostly for his love of the 'simple things' his kindness and his honesty. Prayers were said Friday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. A celebration of Ray's life took place on Saturday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Lunch followed at McKenna Auditorium, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Carter Steer, Leo Kosior, Ray Borys, Ron Hart, Faron Comaniuk, Blake Yzerman, Ben Kosior and Dan McCarthy. Cremation will take place and Ray's ashes will be placed in Fillmore cemetery by the family at a later date. Special thanks to Dr. Gebhardt for all the years of helping Dad and to all his caregivers at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina and St. Joseph's Hospital in Minot.
- Ronald Joseph. We are saddened to announce the sudden, tragic passing of Ron on November 4th at the age of 48 years. Ron was predeceased by his mother, Mabel in 1978, his father, Joe in 1985, and numerous other relatives. He is survived by his brother, Don Gall of Edgeley and his sister, Freda (Terry) Waite and their sons, Colin and Darren of Northern Ireland. He also leaves to mourn many other relatives and friends. Ron was born in the Talmage/Fillmore area, he had a great passion for farming, hunting and fishing, he loved the outdoors. He was a people's person, who was held in high regard by his great many friends and by his co-workers at Co-op Propane. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, November 11th, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, Sask. Interment to follow on Saturday, November 12th at 1:00 in Fillmore Cemetery.
- Shirley Anne (nee Clay) Geisler, aged 74 years, of Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, with loving family by her side. The celebration of Shirley’s life was held on Friday, August 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Pastor Bill Thomson of Trinity United Church officiated and cremains were placed at Sunset Columbarium. Shirley was born to Herbert and Matilda Clay on May 23, 1936 in Filmore. She married on October 26, 1956 and was the proud mother of five children. Shirley was predeceased by her parents; daughter Kelly Glezerson; and brother Harry Clay. Shirley will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her son, Boyd (Glenda) Geisler of Calgary, AB; three daughters, Kerry (Kevin) Swanson of Moose Jaw, Cori Lynn (Kim) McIvor of Weyburn, and Jana (Rob) McKinley of Lac La Biche, AB; six grandchildren, Chandra, Amanda, Mitchell, Brett, Laurae and Callum; and numerous relatives and friends. Shirley was a beautiful, fun loving spirit, and will be fondly remembered by all whose lives she touched.
- Raymond Remi Gentes was born April 9, 1931 in Deerhorn, MB. He married his first love and mother to his beloved children Vera in Abbeyville, MB in 1951. Together they moved to the Forget area to work and farm. They rented land for a number of years and then he went to work on the oil rigs until 1958. Raymond & Vera then rented land around the Stoughton area ’til 1967 at which time they purchased their own land in the hills near Handsworth. The family lived there until 1982. In 1982 Ray & Vera then moved to a number of different places including Weyburn, SK, Consort, AB, Mill Bay BC, Wetaskiwin AB, and then finally to Francis, SK. Vera sadly passed away in 1998. In 2006 Ray then married his second love, Betty. Together Ray & Betty enjoyed his last years of life and cherished every moment. Ray not only loved to spend time with his family & friends but loved to play his music. His family band was one of his fondest memories. Losing Ray and his music will continue to be a great loss to his family, friends, and everyone he played for... forever. Entertaining anyone and everyone was truly his passion and his passion will not be forgotten. Ray is survived by his wife Betty; his children: Rob Gentes (Brenda Major), Pat (Tracy) Gentes, Jackie (Wayne) Sims, Lu (Jim) Mitchell, Dan (Lois) Gentes, Judy Beaudry, Jerry Gentes, Lorette (David) Palm, Yvette Gentes (Mac Vetterli); Step-children: Trudy (Les) Gall, Bus (Linda) Wright; 38 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; siblings: Anne Gentes, Norman (MaryJane) Gentes, Paul (Margaret) Gentes, Simone Bisseck, Mickey (Darlene) Gentes, John (Marj) Gentes; sister-in-law: Shirley Gentes, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents: Joe & Virgie Gentes; his first wife Vera; brothers: Teddy & Felix; and brother-in-law: Emile Bisseck.
- Elizabeth Louise (nee Hoffmann). In loving memory of Elizabeth Louise Gerry, June 11, 1916 to December 3, 2001. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Elizabeth, at the Weyburn Special Care Nursing Home, formerly of Creelman. Predeceased by her loving husband: Elwood (Bus) in 1985; one daughter (1935) at infancy; her parents: Barbara and Jacob; sister Katherine; brothers: Bill, Art and Reinhold; step brothers: Arthur Quade and Roy Quade; step sister: Minnie Ryan. She leaves to mourn three sons: Ernest (Sandra) Gerry of Creelman; Clarence (Jackie) Gerry of Weyburn; Dan (Ginny) Gerry of Maple Ridge, BC; ten grandchildren: Shannon (Gurven) Cross, Greg (Dana) Gerry, Jay (Kim) Gerry, Tyler Gerry, Phillip (Roxanne) Gerry, Trevor Gerry, Brad (Kelly) Gerry, Brian (Carol) Gerry, Brent Gerry, Shawna Gerry; great grandchildren: Calyssa, Lyndon, Britney, Austin, Dustin, Randy, Desiree, Jessey, Michael, Christopher, Nicholas; sister Hilda Stoneman, Toronto, ON; five brothers: Walter (Mary) Hoffmann, Tyvan; Jacob (Dorothy) Hoffmann, Tyvan; Wilfred (Emma) Hoffmann, Saskatoon; Carl (Eva) Hoffmann, Odessa; Edwin (Delores) Hoffmann, Odessa; step sister: Melinda Gamer; and two step brothers: William (Olga) Harlos, Phillip (Eleanor) Harlos; nieces and nephews. Elizabeth (Liz) was born at Odessa June 11, 1916, daughter of Jacob and Barbara Hoffmann. She grew up on the family homestead SW1/4 36-14-14 W2nd and received her education at Irwin country school. Of German descent, the family all spoke German fluently while at home and regularly attended the country Lutheran church. Jacob and Barbara raised a family of 11. Barbara passed away in 1928, leaving a young family. At the age of 12 years, Liz became mother, cook and housekeeper in a busy household. During her teen years, Liz worked in various homes. She met Elwood (Bus) Gerry and they married December 1, 1934. They farmed in the Odessa district before making their home in Creelman area in 1936. They purchased the NE 2-10-10 in 1943. Bus and Liz were blessed with one daughter (who died in infancy) and three sons, Ernie, Clarence and Dan. They retired to Creelman in 1975. Liz enjoyed being a homemaker, knitting and crocheting, could make the best dill pickles, sauerkraut, cabbage rolls and perogies. She enjoyed the years she ran the Creelman Cafe and visiting on coffee row. When she first went into the nursing home, she was often found helping out in the kitchen. Liz was an avid Blue Jay fan who never missed a game on TV or radio. A highlight of her life was to see a game when visiting her sister Hilda in Toronto. Liz looked forward to yearly holidays to British Columbia to share time with family there. She loved all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Their visits always brought a smile to her face. Those who knew and loved Liz will cherish many special memories. Funeral service to celebrate Liz's life was held Thursday, December 6, 2001 at St. Andrew's United Church in Creelman with Rev. Heather Lea and David Cathcart (intern) officiating. Active pallbearers were: Greg Gerry, Jay Gerry, Tyler Gerry, Gurven Cross, Phillip Gerry and Dustin Gerry. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
- Margaret Gladys (nee Blackwell) was born on Sunday, December 12, 1915 in the Golden West Municipality, Heward. She attended Pilot Mound School up until grade 10. She could not afford the fee to go on as this was the depression years, though she often wished she could have continued her education. Her parents, Edward and Eliza Blackwell, took part in church works in Heward. Her father helped draw the stones for the the stone church which is still there. They were also involved in Pilot Mound School activities. Gladys's father was on the school board and she recalls that the school concert was the big event of the year. When she was younger she was taken to school and drove herself over three miles; if a storm came up, her father would come to get her. Gladys lived with her parents at SW 2-10-9 in the Heward District where she was born, then moved to an uncle's yard in 1925. On November 7, 1935 Gladys married Mel Gerry in the United Church in Stoughton and they lived on the Frank Novicki place, one mile north of 36-9-9. There was very little water so they moved to the Abbeyland in Golden West where their son Donald was born in 1938. From there they moved to a farm one mile north of Creelman in 1940 and there was not a drop of water so they had to move to the George Moore Place, 30-9-8. In the fall of 1945, they bought the NE 20-9-8 from Clifford Tully and after much work moved there in 1946. In 1960, Donald and Mel built a house for Mel and Gladys in Stoughton where they lived up till last fall. Gladys always loved being involved in the farming, whether with her husband Mel, or with their son Donald. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, baking, playing cards and music. She had a passion for collecting dishes for as long as one can remember. She loved reading and most especially... her kitty cats. She enjoyed her great grandsons, Branden and Cameron. Gladys donated baking and numerous items for different functions in the church over the years. Gladys passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Eliza Blackwell; her husband, Melbourne Gerry in 1990 and son Donald in 1998. Gladys is survived by her granddaughter, Lee Ann (Graham) and great grandsons: Branden and Cameron as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 2:00 PM from Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Active pallbearers were: Doug Goudy, Dwight Shiels, Jerry Figler, Greg Gerry, Tyler Gerry, and Jay Gerry. Interment followed in the Heward Cemetery.
- Patricia Marie (nee Horner) born April 16, 1941 in Creelman, SK, and passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at Dunedin, New Zealand. Patricia or Patsy as she was known was predeceased by her husband Graham, brother William (Bill), brother Alex, her parents Les and Leila Horner. She is survived by her son Eric, brother John and sister-in-law Pat and their children, sister Kathy, sister-in-law Wanda Fowler and her children. Patsy graduated grade 12 at Creelman in 1959 and went to the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. In 1961 she married Graham Goddard. They moved to Montreal, PQ and Pat completed her BA in English. They had stops in Waterloo, Ontario and Halifax, NS. Pat in this period of time earned a Masters in English and a Masters of Library Science. From Halifax they moved to Dunedin, New Zealand in 1981. Son Eric was born in 1984. Tragedy struck the family in 1987 when Graham drowned. Pat and Eric remained in Dunedin, New Zealand throughout the years. She worked as a librarian at the Central Library in Dunedin. Pat retired shortly before she was diagnosed with cancer four years ago. Pat and Eric made many trips to Saskatchewan to visit her family. Pat was a wonderful traveller. One journey she and Graham made was on motorcycle from Saskatchewan to the tip of South America in 1968. She also toured most of the southern hemisphere. Although Pat lived with cancer for four years she never lost her zest for learning and living. She carried a positive attitude to the very end. Ten days before she died she and Eric dined at a Scottish restaurant in Dunedin. In Eric's words she "had a dram of whiskey and then polished off an entree and then an entree sized main, thoroughly enjoyed the lot." The night before she passed away she ignored her dinner and had two bowls of ice cream. Pat slipped peacefully away November 16, 2008. A memorial service was held in Dunedin, New Zealand November 23, 2008.
- Allen Charlie Gottfried of Creelman, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2007 at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by his son, Christopher Gottfried; his parents, Etta and Henry Gottfried; an infant brother and sister; brother, Albert Gottfried; sister, Emma Huska and brother-in-law, Michael. Allen will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Jean Gottfried of Creelman, and their daughter, Kathy (Randy) Dammann of Griffin, and his grandchildren, Kiteen, Darrell and Curtis Dammann; brother, Ted (Ruth) Gottfreid of Campbell River, BC; sisters: Louise Richardson of Minneapolis, Minn. and Leona (Oscar) of Indian Head, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Allen Charlie Gottfried was born to Henry and Etta Gottfried on December 9, 1936 in Earl Grey, and passed away very suddenly September 14, 2007. He was the second youngest of six children in a blended family. Al grew up in Lemberg, close to the Qu'Appelle valley. He spent much of his time with his cousin and closest friend, Ray Miller. Al learned many trades growing up from spending time with family members. He was able to do carpentry, wiring, plumb, work with motors, weld and iron work. He loved to work with his hands. At this time in Al's life he only attended school to grade 10. His first job was in a grocery store sweeping the floors, carrying coal, etc. all for a grand total of $2.00 per week. In 1953, he started working with CP Rail as a linesman and later as a cable splicer's helper. He enjoyed seeing most of Saskatchewan and often had stories of the practical jokes that he and his co-workers played on one another. In June of 1958, he married Jean Elias in this very church. They lived in Regina a brief amount of time, then moved to Lemberg. In 1960, they left Lemberg and moved to Creelman where he worked in Elmer Chipley's garage and on the land with Magnus and the 'boys'. In 1963, Al moved his family to Quincy, California. Here he worked as a service manager in a Ford dealership "Feather River Motors" with brother-in-law, Toby Phillips. After two years they found they missed Creelman too much and moved back to the land. Creelman has been home ever since. Al and Jean raised two children, Chris and Kathy. Chris sadly passed away before Al, two years ago this December. Kathy married Randy and together gave Al his three grandchildren: Darrell, Kiteen and Curtis. In 1989, Al and Jean quit farming. Al got his A-1 driver's license at Yorkton, and started driving for Cannon Distributors that took him across North America. He later went to work for Kooistra Trucking in Swan River, MB as their Safety Supervisor until the fall of 1992. At the age of 57, Al then went back to school. He completed his GED in 1993, then off to SIAST for his Class 5 Driver's Educators Certificate. After that, he worked for Dominion Driving School in Regina and also with Vollbecht Driving School in Creelman. In 1994 he got his 1-A Driver's Education Certificate. Al then went to work for Transportation Careers Development Centre (TCDC) in Saskatoon. He was there as an instructor and program manager until the fall of 2000. He then worked for a brief time for National Transportation Services until January of 2001. This is when he started his own business "Prairie Driver Training Services". It has only been in the last year and a half that Al has talked 'retirement'. He and Jean were in the middle of that transformation. Through the years, Al was involved in many community organizations: The Church Board, Ag. Society, Rink Board, Scouts, Village Council, 4-H, coaching hockey, Hall Board, Community College, Hospital Board, RM Counselor, History Book Committee. He believed in community work and gave as much time as he could to all. Children and youth were very special to him. He enjoyed any opportunity to connect with them; teasing being his method. Whether he was coaching, teaching or supporting them, there was always an element of fun. He even tried to make a difference to children and youth he had never met; giving financial support to International Foster Child, Wheel Chair Foundation, and the Weyburn Comp. Choir. Al loved cars and trucks (anything with a motor), curling, camping at Oungre, hockey, reading, woodworking and wiring, crib, history, duck hunting, people watching and story telling. Some of the family's favorite 'Al stories' follow: the year the Creelman Theatrical Club put on the 'Black Bonspiel' and Al was one of the men working in the sound booth and they replaced the water in one scene with vodka; the duck hunting trip with his two brothers, an uncle and some friends when the ducks wouldn't stop flying into the decoys (he claimed the Lord knew that would be the last hunting trip they would have together); driving to Regina with Jean, Darlene and Gerald for supper to discover no one had much money in their pockets; watching History, Discovery or the Speed channel with Darrell and Curtis; to order Chinese food to bring home to hear "sixty dollar" from Kiteen; telling about the time they rebuilt a wagon on the roof of a shed just for a joke; teaching the grandchildren 'to drive' and letting them drive the golf cart for hours to practice; buying the big corn pot at Yuma and cooking about 200 cobs of corn just this September 8. Al was always very clear about what he expected of others but gave the same back ten fold. He seldom asked for help but often offered it. He valued family, friends and his faith above all. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, September 18, at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church, with Pastor Lynn Callfas officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
- Christopher Allan. On November 19, 1958 Christopher Allan Gottfried was born at Fillmore. He was the first born to Allen and Jean Gottfried. On December 14, 2005 quietly and quickly passed away from a heart attack. Chris was the active child. He was always on the move and out for a new adventure. He took all of his schooling in Creelman. Chris struggled at school. But he was amazingly resilient. And his ability to recall what he had seen was remarkable. This recall skill continued to develop into his adult years. When he had traveled a route only once, he could recall the smallest detail to share to give directions to others. As a young child, he began to develop the friendships that have meant so very much to him. Many of the people he called his friends at the age of seven, were his friends right until his passing. He always took time to connect with them. Even if it were only a 20 minute call. He let them know he was thinking of them and cared about how life was treating them. He also seemed able to read or hear the unspoken words. If anyone needed his help, he was there. Even if it meant going off course a "few hundred miles" to get to them. He felt it was his duty to help out. The building of the Creelman rink, serving at the Creelman Dinner Theater, setting up fence, painting, flipping burgers, working at the gate at the Creelman fair, they all got what ever time he could spare. Chris left home at the age of 16 to go to work for the CPR in Midale. He left the CPR after three years and tried his hand at farming. He worked in the oil patch during the fall and winter months and on the land in the spring and summer. Chris received his A-1 license in 1986. He worked for numerous trucking companies. Emerald, Canyon, Gottfried Enterprises, Kooistra, Willow Creek, Prudhomme, Bison and lastly LD Allan. Chris loved the travel and adventure that came with his trucking career. And at every posting, he collected a wealth of friends. He truly saw North America on the whole. Chris would share his stories and adventures with his friends and family, and brought home t-shirts for his niece and nephews of the places he had stopped: NASA, Disneyland and Disneyworld, Fort Knox, Paramount Studios, Graceland, just to name a few.
- Mildred Bell. On Monday, February 7, 2000, Mildred Bell Good, late of Fillmore, passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre, at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by her husband, Clifford Good in February 1983. Mildred is survived by two daughters: Carol (Jerry) Urban of Fillmore, and Dorothy Hurd of Saskatoon; four grandchildren, Sandra (Iain) Urban-Hall of Edenwold; Darren (Wanda) Urban of Fillmore; Grant Urban of Regina; and Glen Urban of Regina; and two great grandchildren: April and Stuart Hall of Edenwold. Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 9, at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Fillmore cemetery. Pallbearers were her three grandsons: Darren, Grant and Glen Urban, Iain Hall, Barry and Brian Good.
- Hugh George Goudy late of Stoughton, passed away Monday, December 4, 2006. November 4, 1912 - December 4, 2006. Funeral service to be held in the Stoughton Memorial Hall on Monday, December 18, 2006 with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Interment to follow in the Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton, with a Legion Last Post Service. Hugh was born and raised on the farm in the Hillhurst District along with his brothers, Robert and William. He always had a liking for horses, buggies and the farm. Handsworth was nearby. It was there that he met John the Blacksmith who taught him to set buggy wheels. In 1940, Hugh went from farming to the WWII armed forces. He went overseas with the South Saskatchewan Regiment. He described those years as an experience he often thought about but didn't like to talk about. Hugh returned to Canada in 1945. Grace Blackstock had been awaiting his return. They were married soon after his arrival back to Regina. He resumed farming in the Handsworth district. Hugh and Grace retired from farming in 1971. Hugh spent his retirement years restoring horse drawn vehicles and he was very proud to display these for the public. Hugh was very proud of his Irish heritage. He enjoyed sharing his stories of Ireland, poems and jokes. Hugh is a lifetime member of the Tecumseh Branch No. 133 Canadian Legion and a lifetime member of the South Saskatchewan Regiment. He was an active member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool up to 1971. He was active in the Stoughton Drop In Center in his retirement years. He loved sports and participated in shuffleboard, bowling and horseshoe pitch. He was a great fan of curling, the Toronto Blue Jays and CFL Football - 'Go Riders'! Wonderful memories will be held by his wife, Grace and their family: Sharon (Ernie) Wittig of Fort McMurray, AB; Spencer (Edna) Goudy of Stoughton; Sandra Goudy of Regina; and Heather (Dave) Carling of Calgary, AB; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Isabelle) Goudy and William Goudy, and several nieces and nephews.
- William John Goudy, late of Stoughton, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at New Hope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton, at the age of 92 years. William was born on the family farm in the Handsworth District on October 26, 1915. He was the youngest of three sons born to Irish immigrant William Goudy and his wife Nettie. William attended Hill Hurst School. He liked to play ball and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals all his life. William and Flora Olmstead were married in 1946 and he took over the family farm from his father the same year. They lived there until moving to Stoughton, in 1980. He was a loving, devoted, loyal and caring husband, father and grandfather. His family was the center of his life. He was interested in sports, especially baseball, curling and football. He loved music and had an extensive music collection. He attended the Stoughton Apostolic Church and was a Board Member for many years. William was predeceased by his wife, Flora; parents, William and Nettie (Graham) and brother, Hugh. William will be lovingly remembered by his four children, Joan Goudy, Regina, Colleen (Harold) Johnsrude, Didsbury, AB, Graham (Valerie) Goudy, Stoughton, and Glenn (Alvina) Goudy, Stoughton; grandchildren, Cherie (Trevor) Sanche, Allan (Michelle) Johnsrude, John (Julia) Goudy, Melissa and Brett (Crystal) Goudy, Lisa (Colin) Vogel, Shannon (Josh) Wallace, Mona (Jerry) Elek, Kevin (Alissa) Goudy; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Isabelle); sisters-in-law, Grace Goudy and Sarah Olmstead; brothers-in-law, Gordon (Eloise) Olmstead and Harvey (Lorraine) Olmstead. The Memorial Service is being held on Monday, December 10, from the Stoughton Legion Hall, at 2:00 p.m. Interment to take place at Stoughton Cemetery.
- Jane Elizabeth (nee Ellis) passed away May 12, 2005 at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, at the age of 86 years. Jane was predeceased by her parents, Johnathon and Janet Ellis and by her late husband, Phil Gould. Jane is survived by her two sons, Carman (Shirley Zimmerman) Gould of Stoughton, and Dennis (Rose) Gould of White City; grandchildren: Lynne (Michael) Gentes, Clayton Gould and Angela Szeponski; great grandchildren: McKayla Gentes, Cale, Zane and Dawson Szeponski; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends. A Service of Remembrance was held Monday, May 16, at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton Apostolic Church with Rev. Robert Fenn officiating. Interment followed at Heward Cemetery, Heward. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers.
- Robert John Gowanlock passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2002, at the Fillmore Health Center, Fillmore, at the age of 76 years. Bob was born on April 9, 1925 on a farm near the small town of Handsworth, the eldest of two children born to Beatrice and Thomas Gowanlock. He enjoyed the small pleasures and hard work that came with being raised on a farm during the 30's. It was because of this that he never seemed to need the finer things in life. He fixed the old and polished it to shiny new. After attending Sequin School for his education, Bob worked as a farm laborer in the Corning area until he enlisted as a paratrooper in the Second World War. When released from his military duty he lived in Ontario for a number of years where he worked for General Motors and later managed Central Pipeline Propane Company in Simcoe, ON. He married Marion Alward on July 17, 1950. Bob always considered the prairies to be his home and so in 1975 he moved to Creelman where he worked as a farm laborer and village maintenance man. As well, he and Marion both enjoyed operating the Creelman Cafe from 1982-1988. They eventually retired to Stoughton. Marion passed away in 1997. In the fall of 1999, Bob moved to Fillmore where two of his children reside. Due to his failing health he became a resident of the Fillmore Health Center a year ago. He will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and unselfish acts of kindness. All that knew him will smile when they recall the many conversations, card games, fishing trips, and pool games with him. His two youngest grandsons will never forget their many "skunkings" while grandpa taught them how to play cribbage. Bob will forever be in the hearts of his surviving children: Kathy (Don) Simpson of Centerville ON; Jeff (Donna) Gowanlock of Simcoe, ON; Wanda (Darren) Urban of Fillmore; and Tracey (James) Kyrylchuk of Fillmore; as well as his grandchildren: Adam (Trish) and Justin Simpson, Heather (Ed) Samborski, Aaron and Hillary Gowanlock, Roman, David and Amber Kyrylchuk and three great granddaughters: Julia, Nicole, and Veronica Samborski.
- Phyllis Irene. On Saturday, May 22, 1999, Phyllis Irene Green, late of Creelman, passed away at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her husband, Douglas Green; and her two brothers: Clifford and Gordon Hodgins. Phyllis leaves to mourn her two daughters: Judie and Bob Davis of Moose Jaw and Gwen and Stan Newman of Medicine Hat, AB; two granddaughters: Vickie and Rick Proyck of Fillmore and Debbie and Aaron Bushell of Watrous; six great grandchildren: Chris, Aimee, Sandra and Janis Proyck and Brooklin and Colton Bushell; and one sister, Hilda Wilkinson of Medicine Hat. Funeral Service was held Wednesday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrews United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Pallbearers were: Willie Carnegie, James Carnegie, Roy Obst, Eric Loucks, Bud Elias and Chris Proyck.
- Bernice Neileen (nee Blackmer). It is with love and sadness that we announce the passing of Bernice Neileen Greip at the Regina General Hospital on Friday, July 2, 2010. Bernice was predeceased by her parents, Dan and Ethel (Sherrow) Blackmer; mother-in-law, Dora (Smith) Griep; brother, Dan Blackmer; brother-in-law, Jim Hird; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hubert and Helen (Greip) Lackey and a nephew, Michael Blackmer. Bernice will be dearly missed by her husband Carl Griep of Creelman and her family, three children: Carol (Ken) Hubich of Comox, BC; John (Kim) Griep of Creelman and Colleen (Randy) Foss of Creelman; her grandchildren: Erin Hubich, Mark (Bae SeulGi) Hubich, Tia, Dylan, Skye and Kiana Griep and Derek, Amy and Allison Foss; her great grandchildren: Avry Bowers and Dasoni Hubich; sister, Maxine Hird; brother, Jim (Arleen) Blackmer; sister-in-law, Edna Blackmer. As well she leaves behind many nieces, nephews and their families. Bernice was born on February 3, 1922 at Harrisland, near Bracken, Saskatchewan where she grew up and attended school. She moved with her family to Halbrite and from there attended Regina Normal School. Her teaching profession brought her to Creelman where she taught Grades 1 -4 for two years before her marriage. She was active in many community and church organizations throughout her life. Bernice was a woman of high moral standards, strong inner strength and unwavering courage; her legacy to all whose lives she has touched. A graveside service was held Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman with Rev. Nick Judson officiating. Interment followed.
- Carl Leonard August. With sadness we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Carl Griep, June 3, 2014. He was born to Emil and Isadora Griep, July 1, 1922 in Creelman. Carl was predeceased by his wife, Bernice (Blackmer); his parents, Emil and Isadora (Smith) Griep; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Hubert Lackey; his mother- and father-in-law, Dan and Ethel Blackmer; brothers-in-law, Jim Blackmer, Dan Blackmer and James Hird; sister-in-law, Edna Blackmer and nephew, Michael Blackmer. He is survived by his children, Carol (Ken) Hubich, John (Kim) Griep, and Colleen (Randy) Foss; his grandchildren, Erin Hubich, Mark (Bae SeulGi) Hubich, Derek (Eunah) Foss, Amy and Allie (Adam) Foss, Tia, Skye, Dylan and Kiana Griep; and great grandchildren, Avry Bowers and Dasoni Hubich; sisters-in-law, Arlene Blackmer and Maxine Hird and nieces, Doreen Holyoak and Sandra (Ernie) Gerry. For most of his life, he lived in the community he loved and farmed the land so dear to his heart. He treasured the long standing friendships he had over the years. We would like to thank Dr. Fong, Dr. Lenferna, the staff of Weyburn General Hospital, Weyburn Special Care Nursing Home, and Tatagwa View Nursing Home for the excellent care given. A special thank you to all at Liberty Manor who made him feel so at home while he was there. A private memorial service will take place at a later date.
- John William Griffin, late of Heward passed away peacefully July 15, 2014 at the age of 83 years. John was predeceased by his parents William John Griffin, Janet Nichol Griffin, his wife Lois; sons, Earnest and Ronald; son-in-law Murray Sabados. He is survived by his children, Laura Sabados, Brenda Griffin (Mark Rebrinsky), Leslie Griffin; grandchildren, Chris, Nicole (Bryan Edgington), and Veronica. A Memorial Service for John was held on Wednesday July 23 at 2:00 pm at Grace United Church in Stoughton with Ann White officiating. Interment followed at Heward Cemetery.
- Lois Marjorie (nee Bell) Griffin, age 67, passed away at Weyburn, Wednesday, March 1, 2006. She is survived by her husband, John; son, Leslie; daughters: Laura (Murray) Sabados and Brenda (Mark Rebrinsky) Griffin; sisters: Carol Bell and Lynn Barnes; grandchildren: Nicole, Chris and Veronica Griffin; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, James and Elsie Bell; sons: Ernest and Ronald; brothers: Melvin and William Bell; and sister, Marlene Sams. A memorial service was held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 8 at Grace United Church, Stoughton. Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment was held at Heward Cemetery.
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- Gwen (nee Daniel) passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre on May 15, 2003 at the age of 94 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Hall in 1966, her parents; Henry and Lucy Daniel; sisters: Olive Hennessey and Jessie Templeton: brothers: John Daniel and Frederick Daniel. Gwen is lovingly remembered by her son, Clyde (Carolyn) Hall and her daughter, Sharon (Carl) Litzenberger; grandchildren: Reynold Hall; Brad (fiance Carla Morettin) Litzenberger, and Shannon Litzenberger; her sisters; Edith McKenzie and Nellie Stevenson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gwen was born in a little farm house in the Whitewood area. Upon completing her high school education she attended Normal School in Regina, later teaching at Broadview and then north of Francis, where she met her husband-to-be, Andy Hall. They were married on February 25, 1935 and she started her life in Fillmore at this time. Gwen was very active in the community. She was a member of the United Church Ladies Aid, the Estelle Rebekah Lodge, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Home and School Association and she could always be counted on to help serve meals at the rink or at the July 1 celebrations. In later years she enjoyed playing cards and visiting at the Drop-In Centre. She will be missed and fondly remembered by many. A memorial service was held Wednesday May 21 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Fillmore; with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment in Fillmore Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Bert Hall, Lloyd Hall, Reynold Hall, Carla Morettin, Brad Litzenberger and Shannon Litzenberger. All those in attendance and who shared in Gwen's life were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Hertha Hall, late of Fillmore passed away April 19, 2013, at the age of 85 years. A service of remembrance for Hertha will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore United Church, Fillmore, SK with Rev. Ann White officiating. All in attendance are considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment to follow at Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, SK.
- Philip Alfred Hall, late of Fillmore, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 years on Friday, January 26, 2007 in the Fillmore Health Centre with his family at his side. Philip was predeceased by his parents, Wilbur and Esther (Manser) Hall, his brother Stuart, his sisters, Melba and Violet, and his loving wife of 60 years, Anne Marie (Walbaum). He leaves to mourn his three sons: Randal (Marlene) Hall of Fillmore, Winston (Evelyn) Hall of Fillmore, Thomas (Viola) of Saskatoon; two grandchildren, Jennifer Hall Hagel (Peter) of Regina, and Andrew (Ralanda) Hall of Saskatoon; and two nephews, George and William Mitchell of Calgary, AB. Philip was born in Osage, on February 5, 1913 and spent his youth in the Osage/Fillmore area. He played baseball in his school years and enjoyed the game all his life, particularly the World Series. Philip married Anne Marie Walbaum on June 22, 1938. Together they lovingly tended their farm all their working lives; four years at Kelvington and the remaining years at Fillmore. Philip enjoyed curling with his friends and neighbors. His passion was his family and his farm. He loved his horses, cattle and the vintage farm machinery he started out with, and had a particular fondness for Rumley tractors. Philip's funeral service was held at the Grace United Church in Fillmore, on Tuesday, January 30, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. His grandchildren, Jennifer and Andrew were the urn bearers. Interment followed in Fillmore Cemetery.
- Marilyn Margaret (nee Hart). It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Marilyn Hanson of Fillmore, SK on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the age of 68. Marilyn passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Myelofibrosis. She was predeceased by her father, Gordon Hart. Marilyn is lovingly remembered by her husband of 48 years, Terry; son Kerry; daughter Angela (Don) Lubiens and their children Travis, Bria, Ben and Calli; daughter Karla (Patrick Zanzen) and daughter Brooke; son Corey and his daughter Alexis all of Fillmore. She is also survived by her mother Clara Hart of Prince George, BC; brother Eldon Hart and family of Regina, SK; sister Valerie Reid and family of Prince George BC; along with many nieces and nephews. Marilyn was born in Regina, SK on October 1, 1944. She spent the majority of her life in the Fillmore area. Marilyn took training as a Lab and X-ray Technician, a profession she dedicated her life to until shortly before her passing. Marilyn loved spending time with her six grandchildren and always had baking ready for them or other visitors. She took great pleasure in her beautiful yard, flowerbeds and garden. Memorial Service will be held at Grace United Church, Fillmore, SK on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow.
- Clara Hart 96 years young! (December 6, 1918 - February 6, 2015). With great sadness and grieving hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, Grandma and friend too many. She was truly an amazing woman who touched everyone's hearts. Predeceased by her husband, Gordon Hart and daughter Marilyn Hanson. Left to celebrate her life are her son Eldon and daughter Valerie along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. February 14 at Assman's Funeral Home, 1908 Queensway, Prince George, B.C. Interment to follow later in the year in Fillmore, Sask.
- Ivan Elliot, late of Fillmore, SK, passed away April 19, 2013 at the age of 76 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Ivan was predeceased by his mother, Elsie in 1943; step mother, Esther in 1980; father, Fred in 1981; brother, Elmer in 2003; sister-in-law, Wanda in 2009; and his brother, Lloyd in 2012. Ivan was born, the youngest of three boys, to Fred and Elsie Hart on September 23, 1936 at Huronville. He grew up in the Huronville District and attended Downing Country School and then high school in Fillmore. On December 6, 1958 Ivan married Alverna Hofmeister at the Fillmore Grace United Church. He started farming in 1955 in the Fillmore District. They spent all of their life farming in the Fillmore District, where they raised their two children Terry and Shannon. In 1969 Ivan and Alverna left the farm, moving in to Fillmore. Ivan farmed for 50 years, retiring in 2005. Ivan coached minor baseball, was a member of Fillmore Grace United Church and served on the Board, served on the Town Council and the Hall Board and was a member of the Oddfellow Lodge and the Curling Club. He enjoyed golfing, camping, curling, watching hockey, dancing, playing cribbage and rummy, winters in Arizona and visiting with his many friends on ìcoffee row.î He also loved watching his grandchildren participating in their activities and was an avid Rider and Maple Leaf fan. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Alverna; children, Terry and Shannon (Ken Volke); grandchildren, Kailin and Jordan Volke; sister in law, Flo Hart; aunt, Clara Hart; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ivan was always a farmer with an intense love for Fillmore and a great pride in his community. He was a great family man and was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM, from Grace United Church, Fillmore, SK with Rev. Ann White officiating. Interment will take place at the Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, SK.
- Lloyd, late of Fillmore, Sask. passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the age of 86 years. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM from Fillmore United Church. Interment will take place at Fillmore Cemetery.
- Wilmer George. On Wednesday, February 3, 1999, Wilmer George Hausch, late of Creelman, passed away at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by his parents, George and Ella Hausch; his wife, Alice Hausch; two brothers: Duncan Hausch and Norman Hausch; three sisters: Ruby Driver, Marion Harris and Verna Sander. Wilmer is survived by a daughter, Joleen Hausch of Burnaby, BC; grandchildren: Tammy Hausch, Tanya Hausch and Whalen Hausch, all of Burnaby; great grandchildren: Tess Hausch and Tamara Hausch; one sister, Erla (Don) Kokx of Joshua Tree, Calif; brothers and sisters-in-law: Curly Harris of Pilot Butte; Patty Hausch of Alberta; Gertie Hausch of Weyburn; and Ernie Sander of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Wilmer was born April 17, 1928 on the family farm near Creelman. He grew up on the farm and attended the rural school of Crieff. Because his mother passed away when he was only eight months old, his three older sisters helped to raise him. He lived in Creelman all of his life. Wilmer worked at various jobs throughout his life, mainly at construction or general handyman jobs. He enjoyed playing cards, especially crib and whist. When he was in better health, he grew a huge vegetable garden which usually produced enough vegetables to last him the winter. A special highlight in his life was travelling to Vancouver to visit his family. He was able to go a few times before his failing health forced him to stay close to home. He was able to stay at home with the help of Home Care. The family would like to thank home care, who helped him during the last few years. Special thanks to Janet Carnegie and Lavonne Duxbury who both seemed to have a special understanding of the type of man he was. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church with Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Gordon Johnston, Jim Carnegie, Willie Carnegie, Keith Tordiff, Ray Tully and Jim Greig.
- Mona Marie (nee Heidinger), late of Fillmore, SK passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the age of 64 years. Predeceased by her mother, Marguerite Heidinger; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, she is survived by her loving husband, Calder (whom she married in 1969); daughter Colleen; daughter Melodi Hawkesford-Lee (Keith); father Bill Heidinger; sister Marilyn Jenkins (Eric); brother Harold Heidinger (Dona); plus nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Mona was born and raised in Lampman, SK where she received her grade schooling and a Grade Eight certificate in piano. She received a B.Ed from the University of Regina and taught at schools in Regina, Edmonton, Fillmore and Griffin. Other than raising her family and teaching, Mona's main interests were gardening, raising fabulous flowers, golfing, traveling, and playing piano. She was loved and respected by all. The family would like to thank the staff at both the General and Pasqua Hospitals, who tenderly cared for her. 'Good night sweet princess, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest'. Funeral Service will be held at Grace United Church, Fillmore, SK on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ann White officiating.
- John "Jack" Hawkins passed away at Estevan on Sunday, May 20, 2001 at the age of 70 years. Survived by his wife, Yvonne, Estevan. Children, Mark (Marcy) Regina; Wade (Pamela) Regina; Wanda (John) Spooner, Saskatoon; Dale (Cindy) Regina; David (Karene) Regina. Grandchildren, Travis, Cole, Jordan, Ryan, Bailey, Mikaela, Courtney, Carly, Jack and Grace. Brothers-in-law, Tom (Sheila) Desroches; Ernest (Joan) Desroches; Gerald (Anita) Deroches. Sister-in-law, Margaret Desroches. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Frances; brothers, Joseph and Frederick; sisters, Mary (Bill) Salisbury; Ethel (Harry) Blakely; Frances (George) Raney. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24 from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan with Father Lorne D. Crozon officiating. Interment in Handsworth Cemetery. Prayers will be said at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 from the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.
- David Huey Hemphill was born April 21, 1923 on the farm located at NE 14-11-9-W2nd, RM of Golden West, near Heward, to Rosena and John Hemphill. He was the youngest of four children. He attended Hazelmere School. Dave began farming with his father in 1937. He married Isabella (nee Graham) on April 2, 1946 and they continued to mix farm until 1994. Dave retired from farming and his son, Harvey and wife Barbara took over the family farm which was recognized as a Century Family Farm in 2003. Dave remained on the farm until 2001, when he took residence in the Fillmore Health Center. Predeceased by his son, Allan David, parents, Rosena and John Hemphill, brother Robert, sisters Martha (Bunnie) and Jean. David leaves to mourn his wife of 58 years, Isabella; children; Connie (Bob) Sarada and family Sheldon, Twila (Doug) Drimmie and family Zoey and Aaron; Harvey (Barbara) Hemphill and son Michael (Vicki) and family Nathan and Carter; Donald (Jean) Hemphill and sons Barry and Robert; Ralph (Deene) Hemphill and family Christine (Faron) Manko, Dale, David and Storm; Hazel (Simon) Berthiaume and sons Lee and Kirk; Sheila (Glenn) Palmer and family Chad, Michelle and Brittany; Sharon (Randy) Szilagyi and family Ryan and Erin; Wanda (Kim) Bossenberry and family Dylan and Kenna; daughter-in-law Pat (Boyd) Rodgers and daughter Laura; special nephew, Floyd Hemphill; as well as sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was held on Saturday, February 19, at 3:00pm in Heward Community Hall. Interment followed in the Heward Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1:30 to 2:30 on Saturday from the Heward Community Hall. Active pallbearers were Michael Hemphill, Sheldon Sarada, Robert Hemphill, Chad Palmer, Ryan Szilagyi, David Hemphill, Dale Hemphill and Barry Hemphill. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Rose Margaret (nee Arndt) passed away at the Regina General Hospital on September 6th, 2009 at the age of 87 years. Born on August 8th, 1922 at Sec. 31, Tp. 10, Rge. 10, W2 in Saskatchewan of the Fillmore district to parents Charles Arndt and Mary (nee Webber), both deceased. Predeceased by her husbands: Byron Hodgins, Lou Herman and James Moulton, and son Harvey Hodgins, Rose leaves to mourn her brother Ken (Louise) Arndt, niece Dr. Susanne Arndt, nephews Howard (Catherine O'Byrne) Arndt, Richard (Audrey) Arndt, great nieces and nephews: Roxanne, Rigel, Michael, Jana, Devin and Lucy and numerous cousins and in-law relatives throughout Canada, U.S.A. and Great Britain. Rose was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion, Regina Branch No. 001. Extended family and friends will remember Rose as a gracious host, hospitable, caring, loving and charitable. Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Friday, September 11th, 2009 in the Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK with the Rev. Ron Sutton, officiating. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Nadine was born in Grand Junction, Iowa on July 1, 1917. She moved to Fillmore, SK at a young age to reside with her uncle, Walter Herrick. She made her home in the Fillmore are until her passing. Nadine was predeceased by her parents, William & Laverna Herrick; sisters, Marval and Phyllis; brother, Luther. She is survived by her brother, Frank, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. No Service by Request.
- Mildred Elaine Hofmeister (nee Carlberg). On Thursday, July 27, 2000, Mildred Elaine Hofmeister, of Fillmore, succumbed to cancer at Fillmore Union Health Centre at the age of 75. Elaine was the oldest daughter of Albin and Lillian (nee Driver) Carlberg and was born on the family farm east of Osage on March 9, 1925. She attended elementary school in Fillmore and graduated from high school in Palmerston, ON. It was here in Ontario that Elaine began dating Vernon Hofmeister. When the Carlberg family moved back to their home at Osage Elaine moved to Prince Albert to work for the telephone company while Vernon served overseas during the war years. On June 15, 1946 Elaine married Vernon at a service held at her parents' farm. After residing in Weyburn for two years, Elaine and Vernon returned to the life they loved at the Hofmeister family farm six miles north of Griffin. Here they remained for 50 wonderful years until Vernon's death in November 1998. Elaine was an extremely active member in the community she loved and was involved in several community groups. In May 2000 she received her 50 year pin from the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a Rebekah since 1954 and served on the executive at both the local and district levels. Elaine particularly loved the drills the Lodge performed at Provincial Assemblies. She was a member of the United Church Women and the church board. She was also a Sunday School teacher, 4-H instructor and typing teacher. But there is no doubt that she was happiest in her career as a dance instructor. In 1992 Elaine and Vernon were commissioned by Heritage Saskatchewan to co-produce an instructional video on old time dances. "A Celebration of Dance" was presented to various schools, libraries and nursing homes throughout the province, and was sold in both Canada and the United States. The video document recorded in detail the steps for several old time dances, and has been filed at the Provincial Archives in order that this small but precious portion of our pioneer heritage may be preserved for future generations. Elaine leaves behind her six children: Larry (Iris) of Regina; Lanny (Gayle) of Thompson, MB; Lorraine (Barry) Munro of Regina; Leila of Regina; Les (Angie) of Calgary, AB; Lindsey (Susan) of Winnipeg, MB; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Elaine is also survived by her brothers Albin (Mae) Carlberg and Howard (Shirley) Carlberg and her sister Shirley Mae Luchenski, all of Fillmore; and numerous nephews and nieces. The memorial service was held on Monday, July 31 at the Grace United Church in Fillmore and was conducted by Rev. Heather Lea. The eulogy was given by family friend Jean Fahlman. The pallbearers were Elaine's nephews: Rick Carlberg, Barry Carlberg, Murray Moore, Ken Hofmeister, Hal Hofmeister and grandson Sean Hofmeister. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Rebekahs. The family would like to thank the staff at the Fillmore Union Health Centre for the loving and professional care provided to Elaine in her time of need.
- Catherine Joan (nee Leask). Joan quietly went home to be with the Lord on February 19, 2006 at the age of 53, after a 7 year battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents John and Marlo Leask. Left to celebrate her life are her husband Doug of Telkwa, BC, sisters Marj (Doug) Siman of White City, SK and Betty (Craig) Kulch of North Vancouver, BC as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and friends. A graduate of the U of R, Joan taught Phys. Ed., Health and English at Thom Collegiate for over 15 years. She coached Girls' Volleyball, Cross-Country, Track and was an integral part the Student Athletic First Aiders program. Joan later worked at Sask. Ed., where she wrote the P.E. 20/30 curriculum and co-wrote the Wellness 10 curriculum. Her marriage to Doug in 1994 took Joan to Telkwa. There she enjoyed farm life and all it had to offer. The interment will be held at 10 a.m. in Fillmore, SK on Monday, March 6, 2006. A celebration of Joan's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Alliance Church, 3575 Hillsdale St., Regina, SK with Pastor Barry Bruce officiating.
- Mary Verdun (nee Wiggins) Holliday passed away peacefully on February 24, 2014 at the Rosetown Nursing Wing at the age of 97 years. Mary was born on June 5, 1916 in Fillmore, Sask. She was the youngest of seven children born to Frank and Mary Wiggins. She grew up in Fillmore on the family farm and took her schooling in a one room school house. Mary completed high school in Fillmore and then went to Regina to take her teachers training. She enjoyed teaching and did so for 9 years in the one room school houses. One winter she had only 9 students, the next a room of 33 students ranging up to grade 10. Years later, on the streets of Rosetown she would be greeted by her former students, now adults. The teacher in her never left - even her care givers were put in detention once in a while. In 1944 Mary married Guy Holliday of Herschel and had 2 sons; Lorne and Bert. They farmed west of Herschel for 25 years before retiring to Rosetown. Mom loved playing cards, music and camping. Singing by the fire and going out fishing made her very happy. She belonged to the senior citizens choral group from its beginning in 1974 and was always out singing somewhere or putting on variety programs at the center. Mom was also very proud of her role as the secretary for the Health Care Auxiliary for over 30 years. Mary leaves to mourn her two sons Lorne (Jeannie) of Laird, Sask. and Bert (Linda) of Chilliwack, British Columbia. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary will be deeply missed and remembered always. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rosetown United Church.
- Doreen Majorie (nee Widdifield). It is with great sorrow, and deep gratitude for her life, that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Doreen Horner. She passed away in peace on November 5, 2009 in Weyburn. Doreen was predeceased by her husband Fred in 2003 and her son Rob in 1995, as well as her sisters Marie and Ann and her brother Grant. Left to remember her are her son, Don and his wife Diane, daughters Heather and Jane; her grandchildren Jenny, Susan, Andrew, Melanie, Bryce, and Christal; and her great granddaughter Amelia. Also left to remember her are her brothers Don (Gwen) and Clare (Sis). Doreen was born on November 4, 1925 in Creelman, the fifth of six children to George and Retta Widdifield. After spending what Doreen often described as an idyllic childhood on the farm, she moved to Regina to train as an RN at the Grey Nuns' Hospital. She lived in the dormitory with the other nursing students where she made many lifelong friends. She attended the Grey Nuns' graduates reunion as recently as 2003. In 1950 Doreen married Fred Horner, the brother of two of her best friends, Beth and Kathleen. Together they built a successful farming practice while raising four children: Don, Heather, Jane, and Rob. Doreen always seemed to be on the road taking the children to various music lessons, delivering meals to the men while they worked in the fields, or having coffee at the Creelman café with her dear friend Bea Nixon. Doreen was an active member of the United Church Women and her creative abilities were often called upon for many community events. In 1995 Fred and Doreen moved permanently to Saskatoon where they enjoyed the numerous summer festivals and attending Persephone Theatre and Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. After Fred's passing Doreen lived in Saskatoon until she moved to Weyburn in 2006. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 10 at 2:00 at Creelman United Church. Special thanks to Dr. Fong and the staff at Tatagwa View for their loving care of our mother and grandmother.
- Frederick Norval Horner (November 16, 1921 - January 20, 2003). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Fred Horner, beloved husband, father and grandfather, at Saskatoon City Hospital. Fred leaves to mourn and to celebrate a life well lived and shared, his wife of 52 years, Doreen Marjorie (nee Widdifield), his children, Don (Diane), Heather (Marcel) and Jane. Fred was predeceased by his greatly loved son Rob (1995). Fred's cherished grandchildren, Melanie, Bryce and Christal Borden, and Jenny, Susan, and Andrew Horner, will carry his fine example and many happy memories throughout their lives. Fred was born in Creelman, youngest son of Jennie and Norval Horner, brother of Harold, Les, Marion, Audrey, Kathleen and Beth. He began farming with his dad in the early 1940's and married Doreen on August 5, 1950. Together they farmed and raised their family. Fred led by example and was known as a compassionate and caring man. He believed in supporting his church and community and gave generously to them. Fred had many talents. He enjoyed poetry, the theater, cycling and traveling. He was a dreamer and taught and supported his children and grandchildren in following their own own dreams. Over the years Fred earned a reputation as one of the community's most respected farmers. He was resourceful and a mechanical genius and his career in farming constantly afforded him with challenges to create, fix and repair. Together he and Doreen made their farm into the beautiful place it is today. In their retirement years Fred and Doreen moved to Saskatoon and made many friends at First Baptist Church, at Saskatoon Towers, and at the Sierras of Erindale. Fred's life was a gift for which we are all truly thankful and blessed. A funeral service to celebrate Fred's life was held at St. Andrew's United Church in Creelman, on Saturday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Heather Lea was officiant. Active pallbearers were Bryce Borden, Andrew Horner, John Widdifield, Richard Widdifield, Marcel Banica and Robert Borden. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed in the Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 401 Fourth Avenue North, Saskatoon, on Saturday, February 1, 2003 with Rev. Paul Matheson officiating.
- William Harold (Dec 1911 - Jan 2007) was born December 26th, 1911 in a small farm home just north of Creelman, in southeast Saskatchewan. His parents were Samuel Norval Horner and Jessie Jane Alexander. He was the eldest of seven. Harold took his schooling in Creelman and then the University of Saskatchewan where he earned a B.Sc and Masters degree in Agriculture. His early life on the family farm and his education instilled a love of agriculture that stayed with Harold his whole life and work. Harold graduated in 1936 and went to work in the Dominion Experimental Farm. In 1939 he married Mary Ellis in Saskatoon. In 1941 Harold volunteered for the Canadian Army. He went overseas for four years and was discharged as a Captain in February of 1946. Harold then joined the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture. He was appointed Deputy Minister in 1952 and served in that role for 20 years. His appointment was ratified under Tommy Douglas and he served under four Premiers and five Ministers. Harold contributed to the founding of the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, the Western College of Vet Medicine and the Gardiner Dam. Harold also served as Chairman of the Saskatchewan Research Council. Harold's first wife Mary passed away in 1972 and he later married Opal Johnson. He retired from the Saskatchewan Public Service in 1976. Harold and Opal enjoyed a long and happy retirement. They traveled and for a time owned a house in California. Harold always held Saskatchewan Agriculture close to his heart and the province and profession provided him with significant challenges and many honors in return. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law by the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and was appointed as a Distinguished Agrologist and to the Agricultural Hall of Fame. Harold is survived by his loving wife Opal and her children Fay (Will), Charles, Randy and Garth. He is also survived by son Norval (Nora) of Calgary and daughter Jessie Joy (Jim Sutherland) of Vancouver. Harold has seven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Harold was predeceased by his brothers Fred and Les, and sister Marion. He is survived by sisters Kathleen and Beth Hatlelid of Calgary and Audrey Dennison of Nelson. Harold was a loving husband and father, a loyal friend to many and a visionary public servant. He liked golf and bridge and hunting and fishing. In spite of his many successes he regretted he was only a middling golfer despite lots of practice. A Memorial Service for Harold will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2007 at Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina with Rev. John Haas officiating.
- Leila Marie (nee Bramley). On Monday, August 20, 2007, Leila Marie Horner passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her parents, Leslie and Clara Bramley; her husband of 65 years, Les on December 21, 2005; two sons, Bill and Alex Horner; sons-in-law, Graham Goddard; one brother, Roger Bramley, two brothers-in-law, Harold and Fred Horner and one sister-in-law, Marion Nodwell. Leila will be lovingly remembered by her three children: Patricia Goddard of New Zealand, John (Pat) Horner of Creelman, and Kathy Horner of Carlyle; daughter-in-law, Wanda Fowler of Saskatoon; grandchildren: Eric Goddard, Heather (Patrick) Chopik, Scott (Jennifer) Horner, Jaret (Amanda) Horner, Stacey (Jason) Smith, Willie Horner, Christopher (Cindy) Horner, Eric and Byron Horner; great grandchildren: Zane Chopik, Anthony, Jenna and Drew Horner; five sisters-in-law: Opal Horner, Audrey Denison, Kathleen (Wes) Hatlelid, Beth (Lloyd) Hatlelid and Euene Bramley. Leila Marie Bramley was born at Little Rock, Iowa, USA on November 20, 1916, the daughter of Leslie Middlewood Bramley and Clara Bramley (nee: Karcher). She moved with her family to a farm 1/2 mile west of Creelman. Her schooling took place in Creelman, grades one through twelve. After a year at home, she became a student nurse at the General Hospital in Regina. Due to allergies caused by the chemicals encountered as a nurse, she didn't obtain her degree which was her greatest disappointment in life. After coming home from Regina, she married George Leslie Horner on June 15, 1940. She and Les started a farm on the NE 28-10-10. Five children were born to this marriage. They moved to her parents' farm west of Creelman, then to the old hospital in Creelman. In 1963 they built a new house on SW 27-10-10, where they lived until 1980 when they moved back to Creelman. In 1997 they moved to Weyburn. Leila and Les were inseparatable for 65 years. She was active in the community with groups such as the U.C.W. and the P.T.A. She taught Sunday School and was secretary of the Home & School association. These early years were taken up with raising the family, cooking, baking, being a mother and homemaker, nurse, teacher and counselor. It was a busy life, but she always found time to read to her children. There were always books and records with stories on them in the house. Her baking was always superb, and her grandchildren remember that grandma's red cookie jar was never empty. She won a prize with a recipe in a contest sponsored by a national magazine. She also enjoyed gardening. Once the children had grown, she and Les began square dancing. It was a passion that took them all over Western Canada and into the USA, they danced well into their seventies. The other love of her life was her grandchildren. Leila was always quick with her wit, and just a week before her passing, when she returned to Tatagwa View from a trip for ice cream with Kathy, a nurse asked Leila where her ice cream was. Leila never missed a beat, and replied, "Why, yours melted." She and Les were married for 65 years and were never very far apart. They lived long and for the most part, happy lives. A Memorial Service was held Friday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. The Honorary Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Eric Goddard, Heather, Scott, Jaret, Chris, Byron, Eric, Stacey and Willie Horner.
- Les Horner, age 93 years, late of Weyburn, peacefully passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2005. Predeceased by his parents, Norval and Jennie Horner; two sons, Bill and Alex Horner; son-in-law, Graham Goddard; two brothers, Wallace and Fred Horner and one sister, Marion Nodwell. Les will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Leila Horner of Weyburn and their three children: Patricia Goddard of New Zealand, John (Pat) Horner of Creelman, and Kathy Horner of Carlyle; daughter-in-law, Wanda Horner of Saskatoon; grandchildren: Eric Goddard, Heather (Patrick) Chopik, Scott (Jennifer) Horner, Jaret (Amanda) Horner, Stacey (Jason) Horner, Willie (Kayla) Horner, Christopher (Cindy) Horner, Eric and Byron Horner; great grandsons: Zane Chopik, Anthony and Drew Horner; brother, Harold (Opal) Horner of Regina; three sisters: Audrey Denison of Nelson, BC, Kathleen (Wes) Hatlelid of Calgary, AB and Beth (Lloyd) Hatlelid of Calgary, AB. Les was born at Creelman, on December 16, 1912. He took his schooling in Creelman, graduating from Grade 12, then went on to the University of Saskatchewan where he took a mechanic course. He often told the story of coming home, trying to convince the family that rubber tires had more traction than steel lugs. He lived and worked at home until his marriage to Leila Bramley on June 15, 1940. They moved to the Henry Horner farm and that was the farm base until his semi-retirement in 1975. He had many and varied interests. A good athlete, he played baseball, curled and shot a good game of pool. Curling was his game and he could replay many shots and ends that went both for and against him. Les was community minded and gave his time to many organizations: the Sask. Wheat Pool, Creelman 4-H clubs, the Scouting movement and others including involvement with the United Church in Creelman. He farmed for a number of years, with his father, then his brother and finally his sons. His was always a mixed farm, but his true passion was his black Angus cattle. He spent hours working with them for shows or just for the joy of it. Les loved to garden. He grew large gardens and later had raspberries and strawberries. The flowers that Leila grew were beautiful. Les and Leila enjoyed traveling and square dancing. They spent several winters in Arizona and British Columbia. They were particularly pleased to travel to New Zealand to visit their daughter Patsy, Graham and grandson Eric. They also traveled to Hong Kong and Indonesia where they visited sister Beth and Lloyd Hatleilid. There was also time for the family and the sparkle in his eye when playing with a grandchild or having a weiner roast was something to behold. Les had that inner strength that saw him through some good times and bad times. The quiet faith that he received from his mother, he passed on to his family. He taught us all by example, the example that every person has a right to dignity and respect, that is his legacy. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, December 27, at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Crellman. The Honorary Pallbearers were his grandchildren: Eric Goddard, Jaret, Eric, Heather, Chris, Stacey, Scott, Byron and Willie Horner.
- Catherine Olive (nee English) February 21, 1916 - June 12, 2013. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of Curtis and Sadie English of Glenavon. On March 12, 1936, Olive married Mel Hunter and thereafter she and Mel farmed near Fillmore until 1975 when they moved to Regina for six years and then retired and resided in Fillmore until Mel passed away. Olive moved to Marian Chateau in Regina in December, 2002 and resided there until December 2012. Due to failing health, Olive was very fortunate to receive wonderful care at Fillmore Health Centre until her death on June 12, 2013. Olive was predeceased by her parents, sisters, Edna Smith and Erma Waugh, her husband Mel (2001) , two sons-in-law, Ed Moerike (2002) and Dave Johnson (2012). She is survived by her six daughters and one son and their spouses: Del (Dick) Snow, Saskatoon; Gail Moerike, Regina; Elaine Johnson, Caroline, AB; Sharon (Bob) Clay, Fillmore; Darla Hunter (Chuck Wilson), Victoria, BC; Ron ( Carol) Hunter, Regina; Melvina (Orley) Treble, Fillmore; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Her incredible legacy as a dedicated Mother, as a woman of courage, strength and fortitude as well as the multitude of delicious meals and baking she provided for her family over the years , will forever remain in our hearts. The family extends its deepest gratitude and thanks to Dr. Gibbons and to the wonderfully caring staff at Fillmore Health Centre. A private service of remembrance and internment will be held at a later date.
- Lawrence Cecil Victor (September 27, 1911 - October 17, 2004). A gathering in celebration for Lawrence Hunter, Corning, and late of Fillmore, was held in the Corning Hall, Corning, on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate his 93 years. Lawrence was born near Creelman, the sixth of eight children of Emerson and Drusilla Hunter. He spent his entire life on the land, first on the family farm and later on his own. He treated the land with respect and it, in return, was good to him. In 1937 he married Gladys Reid of the Corning district. They spent their early years on "the ranch", and in 1946 moved back to Corning where they would remain for nearly 50 years. Lawrence raised horses, and used those horses for part of the farm work until the 1960's. He raised cattle, particularly Red Polls, and other livestock common to farming. He and Gladys took active roles in the lives of their three children, Louise, Dorothy and Ken. Both were 4-H leaders for many years. They began square dancing in the 60's and attended numerous jamborees. Lawrence loved to curl, play ball, shoot pool, hunt and fish. In later years he learned to swim and golf. After their retirement Lawrence and Gladys spent many winters in Apache Junction, Arizona. After Gladys' death in 1994 Lawrence spent part of his time in Fillmore. Following a stroke in 1999 he became a resident of the Fillmore Health Centre. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents and all his siblings: Florence, Stewart, Duncan, Beryl, Drusilla, Etta, and Mel. He was also predeceased by his wife Gladys in 1994, and his beloved daughter Dorothy in February, 2004. Lawrence is survived and lovingly remembered by his dear friend Norma Killaby, Fillmore, and by his family: Louise and Jack McCloy, Taber, and their son Mark (Heather) and their family Tyler (Sylvia and Colton), Ashley and Kennedy, their daughter Joanne, their daughter Colleen (Chris) Donahue and Megan; Ken and Jeanne Hunter, Corning, and their family Derek, Adam, Robyn and Matthew; son-in-law Gordon Hill, Edmonton, AB, and his and Dorothy's family, daughter Leah (Colin) Smith, Kyle and Ryan, son Stephen. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Olive Hunter, Regina, and his nieces and nephews.
- Melville Wallace, born July 31, 1913 on the Hunter homestead at Creelman, Sask, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at Fillmore Union Health Centre, Fillmore, Sask. Mel will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Olive, of 65 years of Fillmore; his children, Del (Dick) Snow, Gail (Ed) Moerike, Elaine (Dave) Johnson, Sharon (Bob) Clay, Darla Hunter (Chuck Wilson), Ron (Carol) Hunter, Melvina (Orley) Treble, 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 brother, Lawrence Hunter. Predeceased by his parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Mel's life will be celebrated at a private family service. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
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- Jean (nee Procyk). On Saturday, April 15, 2006 Jean Jacob, widow of Adolph W. Jacob, Regina, Sask. and formerly of Fillmore, Sask. The funeral mass will be con-celebrated by Rev. Norm Marcotte, Rev. Gordon Rushka, Rev. T. B. Roy and Rev. Art Vandendriessche in Holy Cross R.C. Church, 315 Douglas Avenue, Regina on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. Prayers will be held in Holy Cross Church Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Predeceased by her husband Adolph in 1996, her parents William and Mary Procyk, brothers Adam in 1986 and Daniel in 1999; two sisters Victoria Dusyk in 1975 and Sylvia (Sally) Macknak in 1977; Jean Jacob is survived by her daughter Jeannette (Don) Johnson, Regina and two grandchildren Alexander and Victoria; a brother Walter (Caroline) Procyk, Montmartre and two sisters Marie Dusyk, Montmartre and Nancy Procyk, Indian Head; several nieces and nephews.
- Lauretta "Laurie" (nee MacLean) was born in Fillmore on February 14, 1913 and passed away in Weyburn on April 12, 2009. She spent most of her life in the Fillmore / Weyburn areas. She married Daryl Johnson on December 19, 1938 and they farmed in the area for over 60 years. Predeceased by her husband, Daryl, her parents, Bertha and John MacLean, and a sister, Muriel Kirby. She is lovingly remembered by her sons, Clarke (Caroline) of Calgary, AB, and Richard (Kathryn) of Ottawa, ON, and their families. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be remembered as a loving person, for her crocheting, knitting, gardening and card playing. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
- Earl Gordon. On Sunday, August 20, 2006, Earl Gordon Johnston, Fillmore, Sask. died at the age of 74 years. The funeral service will be held in Grace United Church, Fillmore, Sask. on Friday, August 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev Brian Ast officiating. Cremation with interment Fillmore Cemetery. Earl was predeceased by his parents Salem and Elsie Johnston. He is survived by his loving wife Roxy; one son Les (Linda); one daughter Marla (Kevin) Grad and their daughter Charmaine; two brothers Elwood Johnston and Ivan (Betty) Johnston; two sisters Muriel (Bill) Love and Eva (Gerald) Burker and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Mary Eleanor (nee Nixon). On Friday, March 27th, 2009, Mary Eleanor Johnston passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Maude Nixon, her husband of 62 years, William G. Johnston, one brother, Lionel Nixon and several brothers and sisters-in-law. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her family: four children: Audrey (Eldon) Piper of Fillmore; Ray Johnston (Shirley Bowles) of St. Albert, AB; Bev Johnston (Doug Campbell) of Summerland, BC; Bruce Johnston (Georgina Hitchie) of Oliver, BC; grandchildren: Scott (Laura) Piper and their family, Ocean, Ashley, Tyler and Logan; Lyle (Andrea) Piper and their family, Jordan, Braden and Mason; Ryan (Tricia) Piper and their family, Shelby and Sierra; Shelley Ziola and her family, Christopher, Savanna and Michael; Kim (Richard) Beaune; Mark Johnston; Bryan Johnston-Lemke; brothers and sisters: Les (Marie) Nixon, Eldon (Lily) Nixon, Kay (Ken) Sidebottom, Walter Nixon, Doreen Brown, Murray (Leona) Nixon; sisters and brothers-in-law: Peggy Nixon, Merle Johnston and Gordon (Dorothy) Johnston; her cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary Eleanor Johnston (nee Nixon) was born in Fillmore on September 20, 1921 the eldest of eight children. She was raised on the farm and attended Freewill School and Fillmore High School. On October 22, 1941, Mary married William George Johnston at Fillmore. She was a member of Fillmore United Church and the UCW; a charter member of Estelle Rebekah Lodge in Fillmore; a member of Fillmore Health Care Auxiliary; Provincial President from 1985 to 1987; involved with the Fillmore Museum, the Home and School association and on the Hall board. She lived in Fillmore all her life except for one year in Weyburn where she lived in Bison Manor and Crocus Villa before returning home to Fillmore. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Gibbons and the staff of Fillmore Health Centre. She will be sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore United Church, Fillmore with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.
- Merle Verdella (nee Sleightholm) October 13, 1920 - November 26, 2010. On Friday, November 26, 2010, Merle Verdella Johnston, widow of Robert Johnston, Regina, SK., and formerly Fillmore, SK., died at the age of 90 years. The funeral service will be held in the Grace United Church, Fillmore, SK., on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Rick Judson officiating. Interment of cremated remains in the Fillmore Cemetery. Predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) Johnston; daughter Dorothy Taylor; parents John and Eliza Sleightholm; four sisters: Maude and Johnny Nixon, Nellie and Floyd Young, Elsie and Fred Hart, Bertha and Gordon Wiggins; one brother Norman in infancy; brothers and sisters-in-law: Jean and Leo Bestrop, Jessie and Elwood Johnston, Bill and Mary Johnston, Sam and Evelyn Johnston; as well as three nephews. Merle is survived by son-in-law Reg Taylor and his children Skip and Lynn Taylor and their daughter Zoe, Shane and Shelley Taylor and their children Braeden, Mckenzie and Connor; son Albert Johnston and his wife Marg and their son Neil and Jessica, and their children Mallory and Ramona; son Lorne Johnston and his wife Lois and their children Danell Johnston, Chais and Natalie and their daughter Riley; daughter Sheila Fletcher and her husband Gary and their children Christine and Dave Henson and their children Caroline and Chloe, and Brenda and Dan Greene. Merle is also survived by her brother-in-law Gordon and his wife Dorothy Johnston, as well as her nieces and nephews.
- William George "Bill". It is with great sadness that the family of William George Johnston, of Fillmore announce his passing on September 12, 2003 at the age of 91 years. Bill was born in Gap View District, northeast of Stoughton on July 6, 1912, the second oldest of six children born to William A. and Jane Johnston. He lived his early years at Gap View, attending Gap View School until age 14, then farming with his dad and brothers until the family relocated to a farm three miles west of Fillmore in 1933. Bill continued to farm there with his family until 1941, with the occasional trip to Manitoba and Admiral, SK to find work when times were slow at home. In October 1941, he married Mary Nixon of Fillmore and they moved to a farm six miles northeast of Fillmore where they farmed until 1948. In December 1948 they moved into a house in town and took over a grain farm four miles west of Fillmore where he continued to farm until retiring in 1973. While still farming he also took up electrician work and continued working with local electricians well into his late 70's. Bill enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years and later did some umpiring, and was always a fan. Curling was also his great love, and he never hesitated to travel near and far for a friendly game in a competitive bonspiel. Bill was a devoted family man and community worker and enjoyed membership in the Odd Fellows Lodge, serving on many community organizations including: sports committees, Boy Scouts, curling club, the United church, and until his passing, the only remaining active charter member of the Fillmore Lions Club. Bill was predeceased by his parents, William A. Johnston in 1954 and Jane Johnston (Beattie) in 1958; sister Jean Bestrop and brother, Samuel Johnston in 1984, and brother Robert 'Bob' Johnston in 1995; father-in-law John A. Nixon in 1974 and mother-in-law, Maude Nixon in 1989. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 62 years, Mary (nee Nixon); daughters: Audrey Piper (Eldon) of Fillmore, Beverley Campbell (Doug) of Calgary, AB; sons: Raymond (Eunice) of St. Albert, AB, and Bruce (Georgina Hitchie) of Calgary, AB; grandchildren: Scott (Laura) Piper, Lyle (Andrea) Piper, Ryan (Tricia) Piper, Shelly Ziola, Kimberly (Richard) Johnston-Beaune, Mark Johnston, Bryan Johnston-Lemke and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Jessie Johnston of Arcola; brother, Gordon (Dorothy) Johnston of Creelman; sister-in-law Merle Johnston of Fillmore; and numerous sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed in Fillmore cemetery.
- Jack Jones, late of Fillmore, SK passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the age of 92 years. Jack is survived by his wife Mary; daughter Bonnie Pollock; grandsons Wyatt (Tina) Pollock and Wade (Hayley) Pollock; great-grandchildren: Josh, Jake, Ben, Rachel, Darcie, Sam and Kade; sister-in-law Ella Miesner as well as nieces and nephews. Jack proudly served in World War II and was an active Legion member. He farmed in the Fillmore area and had a great love for the land.
- Vera (nee Lackey), of Providence Place, Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday February 4, 2005 in her eighty-seventh year. Born at Creelman, Saskatchewan in 1917, she attended the Prairie Lee School in the Creelman/ Fillmore district. Later she completed her Registered Nurse's training and graduated from the Moose Jaw General Hospital in 1941. Vera married Irwin Jones in 1942. She was an active member with the Beta Sigma Phi, Social Sponsor and Honouary Member, as well she was a member of the St. Andrew's United Church Social Group and PEO Sisterhood. Family activities were her greatest joy and she especially enjoyed summers at the Buffalo Lake cottage with the family as well as the "lake crew ". Together they looked forward to winters in Mesa, Arizona spending more than twentytwo seasons with their many friends. Predeceased by Irwin in 1995; two daughters: Terry Lee Simle in 1976 and Jeanette Macza in 2001, and a greatgrandson, Damien in 2001. Vera is survived by daughters: Pam (Greg) Holbrook and their family: Teryn & Janelle of Ottawa; Colleen (Frank) Riley and their family: Frankie (Jodie), Brenda (Clayton) Zurowski and their children: Dillan & Katelyn, and Heather Riley all of Regina; son, Don (Jan) and their family: Darren and Angie, and Kerri (Rob) McLauchlan all of Moose Jaw; son-in-law: Alex Macza Saskatoon and family: Donovan and his children: Cody & Echo; Myles and his children: Harley & Jazmine of Red Deer and Kenzie in Saskatoon as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Vera's life will be Celebrated in the Chapel of W. J. Jones and Son Funeral Home, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. Reverend John Carley will officiate. Interment will follow at the family plot at Rosedale Cemetery, Moose Jaw.
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- Peter. On Monday, February 2nd, 2009, Peter Katona of Creelman passed away at the age of 88 years. Peter was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Katona; son-in-law, Kenneth Stocker; five brothers: Joseph, John, Jim, Leslie, and Alex Katona. Peter is survived by his wife, Frances Katona of Weyburn, five children: Lorraine Stocker of Stoughton; Loretta (Allan) Bates of Esterhazy; Leonard (Anna Lipowiecki) Katona of Weyburn; Donald (June) Katona of Regina; and Les (Louise Ortman) Katona of Creelman; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Mary Milligan and Lizzie Ursu; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Peter Katona was born December 15, 1920 at Hungary (Tizaldk). He moved to Canada at the age of six with his parents and four brothers to Masefield. From there they moved to Warmly in the 1940's where he met his future wife. They were wed on June 8, 1945 in Weyburn, the best man was Peter Walbaum and maid of honor was Vina Woods (nee Walbaum). Peter and Frances lived at various places until they found their own homestead in the R.M. of Golden West, raising their five children in the Creelman area. Peter left school with a grade five education to work on the family farm. Peter was a farmer his whole life, and in the early 1960's he also worked on the CPR as a laborer, helping to subsidize the farming. He received a pocket watch for ten plus years working for the CPR. Peter dedicated his time to raising funds for Creelman High School. He used his two teams of horses to haul grain and made the same trip hauling firewood to Creelman. He had his own way to worship, and always put his family , farm and friends first. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, his horses named Sam and Punch, Nellie and Molly and old time dancing along with farming. Peter shone in social events, taking his wife and children dancing which they still love to do. Pete always had a good joke or story between dances. Peter left his mark with people who knew him and will be sadly missed by his special family. Thanks to the Radville Marian Health Centre and the Fillmore Health Centre for their care. A memorial service was held Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Brian Adam. On Sunday, December 23, 2007, Brian Adam Keller of Francis, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 53 years. Predeceased by his father, Peter Keller; brother, John Keller; son, Jordan Keller; and grandad, Llew Baker. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Patricia Keller, and son, Tayler Keller of Francis; mother, Marian Keller of Fillmore; brothers: Richard (Lorette) Keller, James (Janet) Keller and Kevin (Beryl) Keller; sisters: Judy (Jerry) Stewart and Loretta (Doug) Peter; mother-in-law, Jeanette Baker; grandmother, Violet Baker; brother-in-law, Allan Baker; sisters-in-law: Joy (Clinton) Jeffrey and Judy (Clint) Baker; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Brian Keller was born December 16, 1954 at Fillmore. He was raised on a farm north of Fillmore with his four brothers and two sisters and attended school in Fillmore with Secondary School in Moose Jaw. He was Confirmed into the Catholic Church which he attended for many years. Brian married Patricia Baker in Fillmore, on September 19, 1992. They lived in Fillmore for about two years after they married and then moved to Midale, where they lived for the next two years and had their beautiful son Tayler. They lived in Moose Jaw, Regina, and Pilot Butte before settling in their current residence in Francis. He was employed with PK Lumber and Construction, the Midale Health Centre, Fillmore Health Centre and the Fillmore Shell Station, Becker's Mobile Homes and finally Jorido Foods Inc. Brian curled for many years in Fillmore and also attended many special functions put on in the community. There were numerous wonderful memories and special events that were shared. Brian enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, gardening and doing anything outdoors. One of his greatest pleasures was dancing. Brian was a wonderful man, a loving son, awesome dad and great husband. He will be missed a lot and loved always. A memorial service was held Monday, December 31, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore, with Father Abello officiating. Interment followed at the Fillmore Cemetery.
- Jonathan "Johnny" Jeffery. On Sunday, March 3, 2002, Jonathan Jeffery Keller passed away suddenly at the age of 33. He was predeceased by his father Peter, January 6, 2002. He will be greatly missed by his mother Marian, sisters Judy (Jerry) Stewart, Loretta (Doug) Peter, brothers Richard (Lorette), Brian (Pat), James (Janet), Kevin, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many close and special friends. Johnny was born in Fillmore, SK. He worked for the family business P.K. Lumber, Sask Wheat Pool and Becker's Mobile Homes until he decided to do what he enjoyed most, working with wood. Johnny lived life to the fullest, enjoying his passion for fish, fish ponds, kayaking, canoeing and many other out door adventures. His sense of humor, imagination and one of a kind inventions will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2002 at 11 a.m., St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Fillmore, SK; Father L. Abello, Celebrant. Interment Fillmore Cemetery.
- Peter. On Sunday, January 6, 2002, Peter Keller, late of Fillmore, passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his parents: Melchior and Regina (Fisher) Keller and by one brother, George. Peter will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Marian of Fillmore and their seven children: Judy (Jerry) Stewart of Regina and their family: Jason (Trina Weichel) and Jamie; Richard (Lorette) of Fillmore and family: Cristalee, Curtis, Mark, Stacey, Karen and Clayton; Brian (Patricia) of Pilot Butte and their son, Taylor; Loretta (Doug) Peter of Regina and their son, Lyle; James (Janet) of Fillmore and their family, Megan and Jackie; Kevin and Johnny, both of Edmonton, AB; two great grandchildren: Kieren Stewart and McKynley Weichel, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was born May 7, 1925, at Holdfast. He married Marian Schneider, and together they farmed and raised their seven children. After farming for 30 years, Peter owned the lumberyard for 20 years. He was a member of the Lions Club and the local golf club. He enjoyed music, dancing, and watching curling and bonspiels as well as baseball. He loved to travel, camping and wiener roasts. He will be dearly missed. The funeral mass was held Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore, with Father L. Abello, Celebrant. Pallbearers were his six grandchildren: Cristalee Keller, Curtis Keller, Mark Keller, Stacey Keller, Jason Stewart and Jamie Stewart. A reception followed in the church basement. A family interment followed on Friday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. in Fillmore Cemetery.
- Richard Albert Kells, late of Regina, formerly of Stoughton, Saskatchewan, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at the age of 94. He is survived by his loving wife Alma of 60 years and his two sons Wayne (Gail) of Salmon Arm and Wesley (Lorna) of Red Deer and four grandchildren, Andrew (Mary), Alison (Darcy), Andrea, Julie; and one greatgrandchild, Nolan. Albert was predeceased by his parents Richard and Emma; his two sisters Olive Thornton and Muriel McLeod; and his three brothers, Gordon, Lawrence, and Mervin. Albert was born on August 22, 1911 and was raised at Heward and spent his working life farming at Stoughton, Saskatchewan. He retired from mixed farming in 1965 and grain farming in 1972. Using hired farm help, he was also able to adjust crops for PFAA and adjust for Municipal Hail Insurance for 28 seasons, until retiring in 1979. He enjoyed the travel and meeting farmers very much. He also served a few years on the Stoughton town council. Albert enjoyed his youth experiences playing baseball, playing goal in hockey, skipping a curling rink, and hours of billiards right up to age 90. He enjoyed socializing over coffee in the town restaurants and the Golden Mile Plaza. In 1965 the family moved to Regina. Albert assisted Alma deliver Meals on Wheels for many years. In 1989 they moved into Rainbow Towers and then in 1999 they moved into Marian Chateau. In need of extra care for Alma, they moved into a private nursing home in 2002. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Alexander. On Thursday, April 10, 2008, Alexander Kernahan passed away at New Hope Lodge, Stoughton at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents, James and Agnes Kernahan, son, Robert Kernahan, four brothers: George, Ivan, Roland and Bert Kernahan and sister, Masie Rolufus. Alex will be lovingly remembered by his son, Michael (Jennifer) Kernahan of Corning, and his daughter, Donna Major (Tim Pattyson) of Weyburn, two grandchildren, Tracey (Fred) Fisher of Weyburn and Terence Salisbury of Weyburn, great grandson, Kassidy Fisher, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Alex was born March 7, 1926 at 8-11-7-W2 in the Handsworth district and lived in the area his whole life. To almost everyone who knew him, he was Buster. His parents immigrated from Ireland in the early 1920's from the city of Ballyclare in Antrim County. His father James Albert served in the army during both World Wars. When James left the army he bought farmland and farmed with his sons near Handsworth. Alex purchased the present farm site from Mr. Silas Grove of Handsworth. In July of 1951 he married Isabel Demeter from the Flinton district and they moved to that farm. They had three children, Donna Lynn born 1952; Robert Michael born 1953; Michael James born 1967. Sadly Robert passed away at the age of three. Alex's family and farm were the most important things in his life. There were countless family gatherings that included card games, snowmobiling and many other good times. Grey Cup day was a tradition. Hockey Night in Canada was the time for everyone in the house to be quiet. Buster curled regularly in Handsworth and Corning. In the early days there were many trips on the stone boat, parking the horses at Ed Perpete's or at Holonics'. Socializing with neighbours was a way to pass the winter. Deer hunting every fall was a must. Alex was a devoted farmer with a strong work ethic. Buster farmed with his brothers in the early days and stayed with the farm until recently. He was the first in the area to have a big round baler. He had a mixed farm of grain and cows and believed you didn't need to buy something if you could fix it yourself. Calving time, seeding and harvest were busy times of the year. Many times baby calves were brought into the kitchen on a bitterly cold night. The farm was very self sufficient raising beef, chickens, and home grown vegetables. Berry picking was a busy time as well as canning time and butchering. Alex and Isabel built their new home in the early 1960's and it survived a fire a few years later. An addition was built onto the house in the early 1980's. Buster farmed through the 1970's and the dry years of the 1980's. Changes to farming in general and the new technology in the '90's and today brought changes to the farm. Circumstances unfortunately forced Buster to move off the farm in September of 2007. He spent his last days in Stoughton near his farm and his family at the Newhope Pioneer Lodge. The family would like to give out a huge thank you to the staff and Management of Newhope Pioneer Lodge for their kind and professional care to Buster and his family during his stay. A graveside service was held Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Handsworth Cemetery, Handsworth with Rev. Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment followed.
- Norma Jean (nee Hart) passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 96 in the Fillmore Health Centre. She was preceased by her husband Clifford Killaby in 1988 and grandson Travis Fisher in 1985 and friend Lawrence Hunter. She leaves to mourn her son, Barry Killaby and daughter Donna Fisher, her grandchildren Cameron, Lorai, Troy and friend Shelly, and great grandson James. Her sisters-in-law Clara Hart and Eunice Koch, a special neice Pat and family. Funeral service was held on October 27, 2009 in the Grace United Church in Fillmore. Thank you to Dr. Gibbons and the staff of the health centre. Thank you to the Rev. Nick Judson for the nice service and the choir and ushers and to the United Church ladies for the lunch. Thank you for the donations of food, cards and expressions of sympathy and to the Lions for the cars. - The family of Norma Killaby.
- Barbara Elizabeth (nee Frymire) October 24, 1920 - October 13, 2010. Our loving wife and mother, Barb, passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years. Barb was predeceased by her parents, Gizella and Bernard Frymire, her sisters, Lenore and Bernadine. Barb is survived and will be dearly missed by her loving husband, Charles, her four sons, David (Zeta), Doug (Deb), Allan (Kelly), and youngest, Gary. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Left to cherish Barb’s legacy are her sisters, Betty Kutchyera and Angelina Henderson, her brothers, Edmund Frymire and Walter Frymire. Missing her greatly also will be her countless number of nieces and nephews. Barb was very active in the community, and lent a helping hand to others whether it was in her public health career or her home care duties. She loved to sing, act and be part of anything that would bring joy and happiness to others. We wish to thank Dr. Gibbons, the nurses and staff at Fillmore Health Centre, and especially to the guardian angels for watching over her in her last days of life. A funeral mass for Barb will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m from St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Fillmore, with Fr. Fermo, celebrant. Honorary Pallbearers are all in attendance. Interment will follow at the Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore.
- Ernie Klatt, late of Weyburn SK and formerly of Handsworth, SK passed away November 7th, 2001 age 79 years. Predeceased by his daughter, Linda; his parents: John and Florentina Klatt; five brothers: John, Ted, Albert, Louie and Karl, five sisters: Ida, Ann, Emilie, Minnie and Matilda. Ernie is survived by his wife, Ethel Klatt of Weyburn; his children: Bev (Ken) Doucette of Corning, Ron (Ruth) Klatt and their son, Michel of Handsworth, Barry (Bev) Klatt and their children: Alexandra and Nicholas of Regina; two brothers: Martin (Tess) Klatt of Lemberg, and Hank (Edie) Klatt of Regina; one sister, Ruth MacKay of Govan as well as many nieces and nephews. Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, November 12th, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, SK with Rev. Virgil Anderson Officiating. Interment in Handsworth Cemetery, Handsworth, SK.
- Ethel. On Sunday, October 19, 2008, Ethel Klatt of Weyburn passed away at the age of 89 years. Ethel was predeceased by her parents, Michel and Rebecka Pinter; brothers and sisters: Pauline, Rose, Mike, Les, Julius and Mary; her husband, Ernie Klatt and a daughter, Linda. Ethel will be lovingly remembered by her three children: daughter, Bev (Ken) Doucette of Windthorst, son, Ron (Ruth) Klatt of Stoughton,and their son, Michel, and son Barry (Bev) Klatt of Regina, and their children, Alexandra and Nicholas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ethel was born September 5, 1919 at Karcag, Hungary. Her mother died when she was nine years old so Ethel was raised by her aunt and uncle in Turtleford. Later she took a hairdressing course in Saskatoon. She worked as a hairdresser in various places such as Winnipeg, MB, Thunder Bay, ON, Dawson Creek, BC, Calgary, AB, and was owner-operator of her own shop at Kipling. She met and married Ernie Klatt November 10, 1944 at the Presbyterian Church in Kipling. They first lived at Nottingham, Sask, then moved to Handsworth, where they farmed for close to 50 years. Ethel loved to oil paint, often doing it late at night when her children were asleep. In 1996 they moved to Weyburn, and Ethel became an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. She will be missed by all she knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Monday, October 27 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed in Handsworth Cemetery, Handsworth, Sask.
- Marjorie J. passed away June 25th, 2005 at the age of 86 years. Late of Lumsden, SK. and formerly of Stoughton, Sask. A Private Family Graveside Service for Majorie will be held at Heward Cemetery.
- Daniel "Danny" Lyle Andrew. On Monday May 13, 2002, Daniel Lyle Andrew Koch passed away peacefully at the age of 81 years at Weyburn Union Hospital. Danny was predeceased by his parents Otto and Irene Koch; brother Jerry; sisters, Eileen and Dorothy; sisters-in-law Dorothy (Murray) and Grace Killaby; brothers-in-law Mervin, Clifford Killaby and Herb Ast. He leaves to mourn his devoted and loving wife of fifty-six years, Eunice; sons, Larry (Gay), Aron (Sandra) Koch; four grandchildren, Lowell, Heidi, Josh and Codee; two great grandchildren, Liam and Ethaniel; sister-in-law Norma Killaby; brother-in-law Denver Ching; and several nieces and nephews. Born in Segal, Wisconsin, U.S.A. in 1920, Danny immigrated with his parents at the age of one to Weyburn, Saskatchewan. The family moved to Grandad Kohl's farm south of Fillmore, Saskatchewan. On completion of schooling he worked in Winnipeg, Manitoba, however he returned to the family farm in Fillmore and eventually he established his own farm with his wife Eunice. Through their love of horses, Danny and Eunice developed a circle of friends that lasted a lifetime. Retiring to Weyburn in 1978, the generation farm is continuing through their son and daughter-in-law Larry and Gay Koch. The early years that were spent in Weyburn were filled with many trips. The love of conversations and visits with friends and families were never ending and always enjoyed. Cremation and private family interment at the Fillmore Cemetery will take place at a later date.
- Eunice Eileen Koch passed away peacefully at the age of 87 years. She will be fondly remembered by her son Aron (Sandra) Koch, Sundre, AB; daughter-in-law Gay Koch Weyburn, Sask, grandchildren: Codee, Lowell, Heidi and Josh as well as great grandchildren Liam, Charlie and Ella. Eunice was predeceased by her husband Daniel Lyle Koch and her son Larry Evan Koch. Eunice was born in Regina, Sask. and was raised in Fillmore, Sask. Eunice married Danny and farmed for a number of years. They retired to Weyburn, Sask. Eunice recently moved to Sundre, AB, to be closer to family. In her short time in Sundre Eunice made many friends. Her spirit, love of quilting, knitting and gardening will always be remembered by her family. I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday. And days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name, All I have are memories. Your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake With which I will never part, God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart. A private family graveside will occur in Saskatchewan on a very warm day.
- Lorraine Mary (nee Ogden) passed away surrounded by her family in Regina on April 11, 2005 at the age of 76 years. Lorraine was predeceased by her father and mother: Effie and Fred Ogden; brother: Norman Ogden; father-in-law: John Kohne; brother-in-law: Tony Kohne. She is survived by her husband: David Kohne; children: Karen (Brad) Trott, their children Dean (Joanne) Trott and their children, Tim and Kristina, of Regina, SK; LeeAnn Trott (Aaron) and their children Kaylee and Alisha, Shawn Trott (Mabel), of Calgary, AB; Kevin (Jane) Lakeman and their child, Tyler Lakeman, of Regina, SK; Jo-Anne (Dave) Vogelsang and their children Adam, Daniel, and Benjamin Vogelsang, of Calgary, AB; Greg (Linda) Kohne and their children Cara, and Darcy Kohne, of Regina, SK; mother-in-law: Thelma Kohne, of Lumsden, SK; sister-inlaw: Clarice Ogden, of Fillmore, SK, as well as extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Fillmore, SK at a later date.
- Ivadelle Margaret (nee Nixon) was born on November 9, 1931 near Fillmore, SK, formerly of Griffin, Fillmore, Kenosee Lake and Weyburn, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Weyburn at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her parents Alex and Evelyn Nixon and infant daughter Mary. Ivadelle will be lovingly remembered by her husband Willie of 59 years; daughter Carol (Ron) Hunter and their two children Adrienne (Chris) Simonson and their children Kelton and Cooper and Alexis Hunter; son Dwight (Lee) Kosior and their two children Ben Kosior (Kari Murray) and Regan Kosior; daughter Patti Kosior (Rod Jones); son David (Peggy) Kosior and their three children Devon, Kelvin and Barrett Kosior; special nephew Doug (Debbie) Kosior and their three children Kaila, Sean and Alyssa Kosior; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Ivadelle first worked at the Post Office in Indian Head, then started raising her family and working on the family farm. She was involved with the Saint Altar Society in Fillmore and with CWL in Griffin and Fillmore. During her retirement years, she worked at the Caddy Shack in Kenosee Lake. Ivadelle and Willie later moved to Weyburn. Prayers will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 314 3rd Street NE, Weyburn, SK on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Gerry Bauche celebrant.
- Jean (nee Sinkewicz), beloved wife of Lionel and mother of Kyle, Keith and Riley Kosior of Fillmore, died accidentally on Tuesday April 24, 2007. The funeral mass was concelebrated in Our Lady of Seven Sorrows R. C. Church, Lampman, Saturday April 28, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. John Mock and Rev. Anthony Mary Ibeazor. Interment in Maryland Cemetery. Prayers were held in St. Aloysius R. C. Church, Fillmore, Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. The casket bearers were: Josh Martin, Devon Collins, Glen Urban, Vic Koszman, Wade Pollock and Brian Womack. Jean was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Margaret Sinkewicz; mother-in-law Nora Kosior and brother-in-law Les Fleck. She is survived by her husband Lionel; three sons: Kyle (Amanda), Keith (Jenn) and Riley (Melissa); brothers and sisters: Lynne (Dick) Miller, Lyle (Monika) Sinkewicz, Donnie (Leo) Kosior, James (Liane) Sinkewicz, Colleen Atamanchuk, Lesley Ann Fleck, Warren (Diane) Sinkewicz, Grant (Delores) Sinkewicz and Shelley (Mark) Herron; father-in-law Sim Kosior; brother-in-law Brian (Debbie) Kosior; sister-in-law Rita Kosior as well as many nieces and nephews.
- Nora Margaret (nee Perra). On Tuesday, December 16, 2003, Nora Margaret Kosior, beloved wife of Sim Kosior, Fillmore, Sask., died at the age of 81 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Fillmore, Sask., on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Ed Hengen. Interment in the Fillmore Memorial Cemetery. Prayers in the church on Friday, December 19, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. Predeceased by her parents, Delmar and Rose Perra, brothers, Tom, Ernest, and Leo Perra and one brother-inlaw, Jack Kosior. Besides her husband, Nora is survived by her children, Brian (Debbie) Kosior, Fillmore, Sask.; Lionel (Jean) Kosior, Fillmore, Sask.; and Rita Kosior, London, Ont., her grandchildren, Curtis Kosior, Lisa (Kent) Kalberg, Kyle Kosior, Keith Kosior, and Riley Kosior, one sister and one brother, Alma Cormier and Dominique (Buddy) Perra, both of Wolseley, Sask., brothers-in-law and sisters-inlaw, Val (Kit) Kosior, Viola (Elmer) O'Byrne, all of Regina, Sask.; Vera (Terry) Brown, Outlook, Sask.; Monica Romanowich, Oxbow, Sask.; and Leo (Donnie) Kosior, Fillmore, Sask. Also survived by her nieces, nephews and cousins.
- Sim Kosior, of Fillmore, died on Friday, December 28, 2007 at the age of 88 years. The funeral mass was celebrated in St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Fillmore on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. by Rev. Ed Hengen. Interment followed in the Fillmore Memorial Cemetery. Prayers were held in the church on Tuesday, January 1, at 7:30 p.m. The casket bearers were: Kyle Kosior, Keith Kosior, Riley Kosior, Curtis Kosior, Lisa Kalberg and Kent Kalberg. Honorary attendants were: Jennifer Kosior, Amanda Kosior, Shelley Markewich and everyone present at the mass. Sim was born at Tidi Lake, AB but lived and farmed most of his life in the Fillmore area. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and also loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and gardening which he shared with his children and grandchildren. Sim was predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary (nee Gdanski) Kosior; wife Nora in 2003; brother Jack Kosior; daughter-in-law Jean Kosior in 2007; sister-in-law Alma Cormier and brothers-in-law: Tom, Ernest and Leo Perra. He is survived by his children: Brian (Debbie) Kosior, Fillmore, Lionel Kosior, Fillmore and Rita Kosior, London, ON; grandchildren: Curtis (Shelley) Kosior, Regina, Lisa (Kent) Kalberg, Griffin, Kyle (Amanda) Kosior, Grand Forks, N.D., Keith (Jennifer) Kosior, Melville, and Riley Kosior of Fillmore; siblings: Val (Kit) Kosior, Regina, Viola (Elmer) O'Byrne, Regina, Vera (Terry) Brown, Outlook, Monica Romanowich, Oxbow, and Leo (Donnie) Kosior, Fillmore; his nieces and nephews and brother-in-law Dominic (Buddy) Perra, Wolseley.
- Theodore "Teddy" Joseph. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our husband, father & grandfather on Monday October 13, 2003 at the age of 74 after a long courageous battle with MS. Teddy will be forever lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Gloria; and by his children: Lee (Dean) Hanson, Darlene (Don) Greig, Stuart (Shanna) Kosior and Wayne (Joanne) Kosior. "Poppa" will be dearly missed by all his beloved grandchildren Brandy & Dana Hanson; Tyson & Lisa Greig; Ashton, Raquel, & Dakota Kosior; and Landon Kosior. Teddy spent most of his years farming in the Griffin / Fillmore area where he helped raise his four children whom he was so proud of. Teddy took great pride and pleasure in helping and watching things grow whether it was his children/grandchildren, his many farm crops, or his vegetable garden which he helped to maintain right up to his final days. In his earlier years, Teddy also loved to curl and to play baseball with his life long buddies the Griffin Cubs with whom he is proudly enshrined into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. Teddy really enjoyed the social side of life and loved sharing a drink, a story, or a card game with his many friends at anytime. In his later years, Teddy especially enjoyed his Saturday outings to the Weyburn Legion for the meat draws. Teddy was presented with many challenges throughout his life, but rather than complain, he chose to use his strength and determination to try over come them. Teddy will be forever remembered for his unbelievable strength, determination, and courage. The family would like to give a special thank you to all the Staff of the Fillmore Health Centre for the compassionate care and comfort they provided Teddy and the entire family in his final days. Also the many friends and family who visited, supported us, and brought delicious meals. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 314 3rd St. NE, Weyburn, SK. on Friday October 17, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. Though you will be dearly missed by us all, we take comfort in the fact that you are now Home in the comfort and loving arms of Our Lord. . We love you. Rest in peace until we meet again.
- William "Willie" August, born near Griffin, SK on April 3, 1927, formerly of Griffin, Fillmore, Kenosee Lake and Weyburn, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2012 in Weyburn at the age of 85 years. He was predeceased by his parents Pete and Mary Kosior; wife Ivadelle on June 7, 2012; infant daughter Mary; and brothers Teddy, Dell and Edwin. Willie will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Carol (Ron) Hunter, granddaughter Adrienne (Chris) Simonson and great-grandsons Kelton and Cooper, and granddaughter Alexis Hunter; son Dwight (Lee) Kosior, grandson Ben Kosior (Kari Murray) and granddaughter Regan Kosior; daughter Patti Kosior (Rod Jones); son David (Peggy) Kosior and grandsons Devon Kosior (Bailey Oberg), Kelvin Kosior, and Barrett Kosior; special nephew Doug (Debbie) Kosior, Kaila, Sean, and Alyssa; brother Alex; sisters-in-law Gloria, Helen, Thelma and Sharon; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Willie started his working years in Ontario for a couple years and then returned home. He married Ivadelle on July 30, 1952, living in Griffin and then in 1961 established their family farm, south of Fillmore. Willie was actively involved in the grain industry. He continually pursued his love of curling. In his heart, Willie never retired from farming, but he and Ivadelle retired to Kenosee Lake where he enjoyed golfing and curling and then moved to Weyburn. Prayers will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 314-3rd Street NE, Weyburn, SK on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Gerry Bauche celebrant.
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- Ida Helena (nee Griep). In loving memory of Ida Helena Lackey, March 18, 1917 to March 26, 2001. It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt, Helen Lackey, at the age of 84 years. Helen passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2001, at the Regina General Hospital with her family by her side. She will be reunited with her loving husband, Hubert James (1988), and her parents, Carl Emil August (1937) and Isadora Griep (1994). She leaves to mourn two daughters: Doreen Holyoak (Don Wiberg) and Sandra (Ernie) Gerry; eight grandchildren: Brenda (John) Smith, Brian (Mary Ellen) Holyoak, Kim (Ryan) Vogel, Karen (Cliff) Smith, Shannon (Gurv) Cross, Greg (Dana) Gerry, Jay (Kim) Gerry, and Tyler Gerry; 12 great grandchildren: Carly, Kristen, Alissa, Desirae, Brittany, Brendan, Evan, Ashtin, Calyssa, Lyndon, Britney, and Austin; one brother: Carl (Bernice) Griep; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Helen, the eldest daughter of Emil and Dora Griep, was born on the farm south of Creelman, March 18, 1917. She attended Prairie Lea and Froude schools for her education. She boarded in Froude during her high school years. On October 23, 1937, Helen married Hubert James Lackey at the home of her parents. They lived at Hubert's father's farm, where they experienced many joys and hardships. Helen loved the farm and worked very hard to keep the grass mowed and the flowers beautiful. She boasted being a combine operator for over 30 years. Even in recent years, Helen still enjoyed being involved in the farming operations, spending many hours sharing meals in the field with her family and checking on the crops. She was interested in all the newest machinery and technology. Hubert and Helen were blessed with two daughters, Doreen and Sandra. In 1948 they moved to Creelman during the winter months and eventually made their home there. On October 23, 1987, Hubert and Helen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Helen enjoyed gardening, flowers, ceramics, crocheting, baking, visiting and staying in touch with so many dear friends. Her phone calls will be missed by us all. Helen was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Estelle Rebekah Lodge, supported numerous organizations in the community and attended so many events. Her interest and contributions to the Creelman History Book will be appreciated by future generations. helen loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them as often as she could. They remember the "Juicy Fruit" gum, the "Pringles," and all the goodies Grandma shared with them. Those who knew Helen will always remember her gentle, kind, and caring ways, and each one of us will cherish special memories. Funeral service to celebrate Helen's life was held Friday, March 30, 2001 at St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Active pallbearers were Brian Holyoak, John Smith, Cliff Smith, Ryan Vogel, Gurv Cross, Greg Gerry, Jay Gerry, and Tyler Gerry. Interment followed at Golden Gate's Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel.
- Florence passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the age of 87. She is predeceased by her husband, Frank. Florence is survived by her children, Loretta, Bernard, Jeanette (Leonard) Shotter, Patricia, Dot, Greg (Joanne), Catherine (Jake) Syrota and Dennis; 14 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 6 siblings and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family wishes to thank and acknowledge Florence's sister, Irene Bolen for her long time friendship. Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at St. Aloysius R.C. Parish, Fillmore, SK. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at St. Aloysius R.C. Parish with Rev. Aguinaldo Fermo as Celebrant.
- Sophie Dorothy (nee Chowaniec), wife of Clarence Leas of Fillmore passed away on November 17, 2010 at Fillmore at the age of 88 years. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Karolina Chowaniec, three brothers, five sisters, two sons; Marlowe and John and one infant daughter, Mary-Ann. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband of 63 years, Clarence; her daughter, Bonnie Swanstrom of Melfort; her son, Gerald (Shannon) and their children, Tyler, Christopher and Jeremy of Griffin; and Marlowe and Karen’s children, Kristen, Brianne and Keith of Abbottsford; and great grandchildren, Jacob and Morgan; one sister, Helen Welta of Regina; and one brother, Rudy (Theresa) Chowaniec of Edmonton; one brother-in-law, Quinn Mann of Duncan, BC and many nieces and nephews. Sophie came to the Fillmore area in 1928. Her father was a farmer, so Sophie soon learned much about farm life, which she enjoyed. Later, she became a school teacher and taught for four years. Then she worked in Ast’s store and Café in Fillmore. She also hired out to people that needed short term help. She married Clarence in 1947, so it was back to the farm. She enjoyed her family, her housework, needlework, cooking and most of all gardening. She loved to go out, pull a few weeds, hoe a bit and then sit and rest in her chair where she felt at peace and closer to nature and to God. A funeral service was held on Monday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn with Rev. Nick Judson officiating. Pallbearers were Keith Leas, Christopher Leas, Tyler Leas, Jeremy Leas, Bob Pringle and Tracy Ogden. Interment followed in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, SK.
- Loretta (nee Crough) passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the William Booth Special Care Home on January 30, 2013 at the age of 95 years. She will be sadly missed by her two daughters, Bev (Blair) Buchan, Dorothy (Maurice) Herauf; grandchildren, Brad (Kim) Buchan, Greg (Sarah) Buchan, Dawn and Jill Herauf; great grandchildren, Maggie, Ben, Addey and Keeley Buchan. She was predeceased by her husband Laurence; parents, Leo and Elizabeth Crough; sister, Eleanor and brother, Elmer. Mom was a very kind and caring lady, always willing to give a helping hand. Despite any adversities she had in her life, her strong constitution kept her moving forward. She enjoyed family gatherings, and the little ones always brought a sparkle to her eyes. She looked forward to the weekly cribbage challenge with her good friend, Virgie Selinger.
- Winnifred "Wyn" (nee Blaylock) August 30, 1919 – October 13, 2015. Wyn Lilburn was born August 30, 1919 on the family farm at Gooseberry Lake, north of Creelman, Sask. Her father, John Blaylock, one of the first farmers in the area, broke the land in 1905. Her mother, Florence Densley Blaylock, was a governess in Boston, Mass. USA, when she met her future husband in 1909. Wyn served in the RCAF during WWII as a parachute packer and inspector and married Walter in 1945, after his five years of service in Europe. She was predeceased by her husband Walter; her mother and father; her sisters, Doris, Agnes, Marjory and Evelyn and her brother Jack (John). She is survived by her two sons Tim (Helen) and Greg (Bernie Koltun); grandchildren Jay (Halli) Lilburn, Kaly (Andy) Court, Nikola (Sean) Larsen, Irish (Karley) Lilburn and Lexa (Tyler Sloot) and great-grandchildren Iarnan, Eartha and Kaiohme Lilburn, Otto and Atlas Court, Cedar and Cohen Larsen and Marshall, Paisley, Benson and Oakley Lilburn. Wyn was a generous, kind and enthusiastic spirit. While living in Regina, she was a devoted mother and wife. She swam, painted in oils, walked, square danced and enjoyed her family life. Later she loved to visit with her grandkids or participate in family holidays from Banff to Alaska to Disneyland. She worked at the Nut House, D'Allards, Dorothy Gould's, Sears and Pinder's Drug Store and Post Office. Very active in her Rosemont United Church community and First Baptist congregation, she made many lifelong friends. Her yard and garden were her delight and she loved being outside, hosting BBQ's and picnics, picking saskatoons and going to the beach. Many good times were had with neighbors in Regina with get-togethers in times of joy and sorrow. Wyn volunteered at Wascana Centre teaching Adeline Nostad who was quadriplegic, to paint by mouth. This friendship as well as those of her loving nieces and nephews were precious to her. Ill health precipitated her move to High River in 2008 to be with family where she passed away peacefully on October 13, 2015. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of the Long Term Care Unit, High River Hospital, for their years of gentle, loving care for their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 2241 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK on Friday October 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
- Retta Marilla (nee Berry), formerly of Creelman passed away on January 11, 2009 in the Fillmore Health Centre at the age of 97 years. The memorial service for Retta Loucks will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 at St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment will be in the Golden Gates Cemetery at Creelman. Predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Clara Berry, her husband, Charlie Loucks in 1991 and her infant sister, Beth in 1923. Retta will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Beryl, Victoria, B.C.; her three sons, Eric (Marion), Weyburn, Roy (Lois), Calgary, AB., Dale (Val), Moose Jaw, and her daughter, Anne Smith, Regina. Grandchildren: Wes (Donna) Loucks, Joanne (Shaun) Fraser, Tamara (Paul) Spasoff, Kevin (Tara) Smith, Kirk (Terri-Ann) Smith, Natasha Anderson, Courtney (Ryan) Brazeal and Krystal Chow-Loucks; great grandchildren: Jasmine, Brandon and Katelyn Fraser, Riley, Rody and Kyler Loucks, Zachary and Emily Spasoff, Makayla and Keithan Smith, Tyler, Ashley and Avery Smith, Jayden Anderson and Dani Brazeal. Retta enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, knitting, growing plants and flower arranging. She was active with the Hospital Guild and the Home and School Association. Retta received her Life Membership with the United Church Women and her Life Membership with the Creelman Agricultural Society. In 2004 Retta became a resident at the Fillmore Health Centre but she remained loyal to Creelman, saying, "It is the BEST little town in Saskatchewan!" Although Mom's family meant the world to her, more importantly, she meant the world to us. The family extends their thanks to the wonderful staff at the Fillmore Health Centre for their excellent care they gave to Retta.
- Betty Arlene Lubiens passed away Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the age of 83 years at the Regina General Hospital. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Gladys Lubiens, late of Fillmore; two sisters, Vivian Stewart, late of Calgary, AB, and Marjorie Struthers, late of Weyburn. At Betty's time of passing she leaves to mourn one brother, Donald (Joan) Lubiens and their family, Kim (John) Griep, Terry (Sunil) Khaladkar, Don E. (Angie) Lubiens; brother-in-law, Jack Stewart, and his family, Gloria Stewart, Drew Stewart and Gary and Sharlene Stewart; brother-in-law, Leslie Struthers and his family, Jo-Ann (Gordon) Burley, Cindy (Terry) Burgess and Don (Rosanne) Struthers; and numerous great nieces and nephews. Betty was born July 17, 1924, raised and educated in Fillmore. She moved to Regina after high school graduation and began a brief career in banking. From June, 1944 until her retirement in June, 1979, Betty gave 35 years of devoted civil service to the Department of the Attorney General. Betty's interests included bowling, oil painting, golfing, travel and her love of photography (especially of family and friends) which kept her busy sorting and organizing photos into numerous albums. At Betty's request, there will be no funeral service; interment at a later date in Fillmore cemetery.
- Shirley Mae (nee Carlberg), late of Fillmore, Sask., passed quietly in the arms of her daughters November 19, 2007. She was born in her parent's home at Osage, Sk. on January 9, 1936. She is predeceased by her parents Albin and Lillian Carlberg, sisters Lorraine Carlberg and Elaine Hofmeister, brother-in-law Vernon Hofmeister. Shirley Mae lived in Fillmore where she raised her daughters and worked for Canada Post for 42 years. She was an active member of the community by her involvement with the United Church, Eastern Star and Rebekah's. She was a positive influence for many young girls, because of her leadership in Explorers, CGIT and many years of directing Camp Wabamasqua at White Bear Lake. She will be sadly missed and forever loved by her daughter Ione (Richard) Krainyk of Fairlight; their family Jeremy (Kim) and Jody, daughter Zelda Luchenski (Rob Cruickshank) of Regina; and their family Meghan Gabruch, Nicole, Joshua, daughter Nona Faye (Bob) McMillan of Ottawa, and their family Lyle (Michelle), Sharon (Jamie) Dent as well as great granddaughters Jade Krainyk and Alexandra Dent; brother Albin (Mae) Carlberg of Weyburn and Ole (Shirl) Carlberg of Fillmore, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday November 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Grace United Church of Fillmore.
- Josephine Lukaszewski passed away December 18, 2004 at the age of 97 years. Predeceased by her parents in Poland, husband Ignace in 1972, son-in-law Delmar Coulter in 1980, son-in-law Julian Gall in 1991, daughter-in-law Mary Anne Lukaszewski in 1992, and great grandson Nolan Czerwonka in 1998. She is survived and will be sadly missed by daughters: Agnes (Jim) Walker, Jean Coulter, Eleanor (Jerry) Sydorko, Betty (Ray) Paslawski, Sophie Gall, and son Ted (JoAnne), 23 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Josephine Malanowski was born on September 6, 1907 in Skulsk, Poland. At the age of 21 years, Josephine came to Canada to start a new life. She worked in Winnipeg, MB and in Montreal, PQ. In November 1931 she married Ignace Lukaszewski. They moved to Fillmore where they made their home and raised their family. In 1963, they retired from farming and moved into Fillmore. Josephine was very active in the church. Her family was very important to her and she loved cooking and baking, not only for her family but for others as well. Happy times were when her family came home for the holidays or just a good visit. She loved sewing and quilting and tending to her many plants and gardens. Funeral service was held Tuesday, December 21, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Fillmore.
- Robert "Bob". Born on April 24, 1922 at Creelman, Sask, Robert Lunnin, Indian Head, Sask, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2002. Robert was predeceased by his parents Herbert and Madeline (nee Macmillan) Lunnin, twin sons Robert and William in infancy, brother Tom, mother and father-in-law Herman and Barbara Wagner, sister-in-law Irma Wagner, brothers-in-law Bill Kreager, Tony and Bill Wagner and Edward Fink, nephew Terrence Kreager, niece Elizabeth Ann Kreager, two half sisters Margaret Whittaker and Edna Bae Robert is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Matilda and their children: Eric (Dolores), Regina; Marilyn (Chris) Medernach, Calgary; Douglas (Diana), Regina; Carol Lunnin (Tracy), Regina; Shirley (Dennis) Jeannot, Regina; Denise (Ken) Fell, Regina; and Jean (George) Dragan, Indian Head. Grandchildren: Robert and Tanya Lunnin, Ryan and Scott Medernach, Brian, Lisa and Lori Lunnin, Crystal Lunnin, Jennifer and Jason Jeannot, Alyssa, Tyler and Rebecca Fell, Nicole, Michelle and Leanne Dragan. Sister Elspeth Kreager, Stoughton, brother Eric (Aurora) Lunnin, Edmonton, half sister Helen Anderson, St. John New Brunswick, brothers and sisters-in-law Gandolph (Erica) Wagner, London, Ont., Beth Wagner, Regina, Eleanor Fink, Regina, Sister Magdaline Wagner, Winnipeg, Alma Reid, Coquitlam, B.C., Henry (Clare) Wagner, of B.C. and Peggy Wagner of Calgary as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral mass will be con-celebrated in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Indian Head, Sask., on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Richard Jasiak and Rev. Bernie LeBoldus. Interment of cremated remains in the St. Ignatius R.C. Parish Cemetery, Kendal, Sask. Prayers will be held in St. Joseph's on Friday evening at 7:30.
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- Josephine Mary MacKinnon (1914 - 2014), formerly of Stoughton, SK passed away in Fillmore, SK. on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the age of 99 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stoughton Apostolic Church, Stoughton, SK. with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Interment will follow at the Heward Cemetery.
- Luella, late of Weyburn, Sask., passed away on August 22, 2002 at the age of 84 years. Funeral Service will be held Monday, August 26, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Sask. with Pastor Dennis Hall officiating. Interment at Heward Cemetery, Heward, Sask.
- Ian Graham passed away suddenly at Regina, SK on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the age of 50 years. Predeceased by his father Hugh MacLean; his mother Donna MacLean; his common-law wife of 13 years, Lisa Flaman. Ian leaves to mourn his passing, his brother Dan MacLean; nephews Jason, Jeffrey and Corey MacLean; nieces Melissa and Rebecca MacLean; along with his very close friends John Bouchard, Betty Lewis, Jeffrey and Darlene Wingert. Ian was born January 22, 1955 and was raised on the farm at Fillmore, Sk. He attended school at Fillmore and continued his education at the University of Regina. Ian worked for over twenty years in the taxi business and for the last seven years was employed by CAA Emergency Road Services, where he will be sorely missed by many of the staff. An avid Saskatchewan Roughrider fan, he was a twenty-year Season Ticket holder. Ian especially loved his cats Tiberius, MC and Frisky. He enjoyed garage sales, crossword puzzles, playing cards, golfing and fishing. A visitation for family and friends was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 from 7:00 8:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service was held on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue.
- Robert John passed away peacefully January 15, 2005 at the age of 86. Born in Heward, Sask., Robert spent the last few years of his life residing at Walsh Acres Lodge before being moved to Sunset Extendicare. Robert was predeceased by his mother Esther, brother George and sister-in-law Beth. A Memorial service will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 4710 8th, Ave., Regina, SK on Thursday January 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with Elder Dale Williams officiating. Interment of the ashes will he held in Heward, Sask. at a later date.
- Donald Frank late of Brandon, MB passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the age of 91 years. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from Our Lady of Lasalette Roman Catholic Church, Forget, SK with Fr Callistus Ibe officiating. Interment to take place in Handsworth Cemetery, Handsworth, SK.
- Clifford Franklin. On Sunday, December 19, 1999, Clifford Franklin McDowell, late of Stoughton, passed away at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary McDowell; two brothers: Norris and Avery McDowell; and one grandson, Shayne Steele. Clifford is survived by his wife, Shirley McDowell of Stoughton; daughter, Heather (Brian) Steele and their children: Allison and Garett of Windthorst; son Ian (Trina) McDowell and their family: Kerry and Danielle of Regina; one sister, Reta McDowell of Regina; as well as many nieces and nephews. Clifford was born August 4, 1918 at Heward, 16-9-9 W2nd, the youngest of four children. He attended Heward School #1021. On August 11, 1953 he married Shirley Webber at Stoughton. They farmed and raised a son, Ian and a daughter, Heather. He loved life and his family and friends were very important to him. Clifford was interested in people, community affairs, music and any family achievements. He was a member of the Wheat Pool, involved with the Rural Telephone and Rink. He was a Councillor and was responsible for the building of the New Heward Hall. Clifford was the Heward rep for the founding Board of Cannington Home Care. He was very active in the United Church all of his life in various offices. He enjoyed gardening, carpentry, reading, travelling and camping. Esso coffee time with his friends each morning was a highlight. He and Shirley celebrated their 40th anniversary and his 80th birthday. A memorial service was held Thursday, December 23 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson and Pastor Ed Weger officiating. The organist was Blaine Morrison with Evelyn Taylors Singing Group bringing special music. Interment followed in Heward Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Reta Doreen, late of Regina, Sask. passed away December 27, 2004 at the age of 91. Reta was born November 16, 1913 at Heward, Sask. She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary McDowell; three brothers: Norris, Avery, and Clifford; and great-nephew, Shayne Steele. Reta is survived by her niece, Heather (Brian) Steele; nephews: Ian (Trina), Neil (Marian), Murray (Marylynn), and Robert, as well as numerous great-nieces and great nephews; two sisters-in-law: Shirley McDowell, Beryl McDowell, and friend Joanne Goulet. A Memorial service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend John Haas officiating. Interment will be held at Heward Cemetery following the service at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. John Haas officiating.
- Keith. After a courageous two year battle with pancreatic cancer, Keith McKechnie passed away at the age of 85 on September 10, 2007. He is predeceased by his father Archie McKechnie and his mother Charlotte (Lottie) McKechnie of Froude. He is survivied by his loving wife Doris McKechnie of 61 years marriage; his daughter Joanne and her husband Graham Lowe of Kelowna, BC.; son Bob and his wife Barb Forsythe from Victoria, BC; his daughter Gayle and her husband Ken Zyla of Vernon, BC; eight grandchildren - Jenn and her husband Dante Wetherow of Kelowna, BC; Levi McIvor of Victoria, BC; Onowa and her husband Art Napoleon of Victoria, BC; Sunny and his wife Patrice of Vancouver, BC; Ki McKechnie of Victoria, BC; Melissa and her husband Dave Dobernigg of Vernon, BC; Tyler Zyla of Kelowna, B.C.; Cory Zyla of Vancouver, BC; two great grandchildren Jaydn Dobernigg of Vernon, BC and Nipiya Napoleon of Victoria, BC. Keith leaves his sister Jean and her husband Bob Michel of Weyburn; brother Gerald and his wife Doreen of Brandon, MB; sister Norma and her husband Dorman Hutchinson of Watrous; sister-in-law Vivian and her husband Dan Dunn of Stoughton; sister-in-law Barbara and her husband Dwaine Dornan of Regina. Plus numerous nieces and nephews. Keith was born October 22, 1921 in Creelman. Following high school Keith moved to Hymers, Ontario. From there Keith enlisted in the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Radar) for four years in WWII. On November 2, 1945 Keith married Doris Montjoy. In 1946, after being discharged from the military, Keith and Doris farmed at Froude for 36 years. They also spent 20 winters as snowbirds in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. They moved to Kelowna, BC in September 2000. Keith belonged to the Stoughton Legion; the United Church in Sask and BC. Keith was known for his great sense of humour and his gentle, kind and understanding way. He loved his family, nature, fishing, golfing, bridge and time with friends. A celebration of Keith's life will be held in Sandalwood Retirement Resort, Kelowna, BC at 2 pm, October 6.
- Elsie Helen (nee Michel) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Fillmore Health Centre at the age of 92 years. She was born January 18, 1921 near Handsworth, Sask. to Ladislaus and Victoria (nee Agopsowicz) Michel. Elsie is predeceased by her husband, Stanley, son-in-law, Nick Colles; her parents; her siblings, Winnie Seiferling, Betty Andrews, Albert and Harold Michel; brothers-in-law, Robert Andrews, Grant Widdifield and Clem Seiferling; nephews, Graham Andrews and Leonard Seiferling and niece Joan (Rob) Scheirer. She is survived by her son, Nelson (Penny) McKee; daughter, Linda Colles; grandchildren, Michael (Carisa) Colles, Krista (Craig) Dutka and Corey McKee; great-grandchildren, Ava and Nathan Colles and Alanis and Jovi Dutka; siblings, Robert (Jean) Michel, Victoria and Anne (Howard) Bolton; sisters-in-law, Lois and Gail as well as many nieces and nephews. Elsie enjoyed her hobbies of gardening, solving word and jigsaw puzzles and knitting. Many of her family are graced with her beautiful knitted afghans. She was an avid Blue Jays baseball fan, watching as many games as she could during the summer, but turning her attention to curling during the winter months, a sport she herself had participated in during her younger years. Most of all she enjoyed being with her family. She felt blessed that she was able to get to know her four precious great-grandchildren and spent many an hour playing with them and teaching them the old childhood games that her children and grandchildren had also learned from her. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:00PM from St. Andrews United Church, Creelman, with Ann White officiating. A Private Family Interment will take place at the Creelman Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
- Howard Malcolm McKee passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on January 1, 2003 at the age of 84 years. Howard is survived by his children, David (Sandra) McKee of Calgary, AB, and Sandra (Allan) Wood of Mill Bay, BC; grandchildren Tavis and Davin McKee and Andrew and Shannon Wood. Predeceased by his parents and brothers Gordon and Lyall, he is also survived by his sister Myrtle (Bill) Anderson of Saskatoon and a niece Joni Mitchell of Los Angeles, CA. Howard was born February 12, 1918 in Creelman, and served with the Regina Rifles during World War II. After his working years, as a tinsmith at Neon Sales and Service (Calgary), he took particular joy in gardening and weekend dancing at the Legion. A memorial service will take place Friday, January 10 at 4:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion No. 264, 1910 Kensington Road N.W., Calgary, AB.
- Lyall Vincent. On Sunday, April 2, 2000, Lyall Vincent McKee, late of Creelman, passed away at Fillmore Union Health Centre at the age of 90 years 9 months. Predeceased by his parents, James and Sarah McKee; and one brother, Gordon McKee. Lyall is survived by his sister, Myrtle (Bill) Anderson of Saskatoon; brother Howard McKee of Calgary, AB; niece, Sandra (Allan) Wood of Mill Bay, B.C. and their children: Andrew and Shannon; nephew David (Sandra) McKee of Calgary, AB and their children: Tavis and Davin; niece Joni Mitchell of Los Angeles, Calif. and her daughter, Kilauren Gibb and her children: Mariln and Daisy; and many cousins and friends. Lyall was born July 2, 1909 in Regina. He received his education at Sequin School. He started farming at an early age and continued farming until he retired to Creelman in 1983. He enjoyed many activities and was able to remain in his own home until shortly before his passing. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Gordon Allan, Clarence Dickie, Larry Allan, Charles Allan, Jim Chalmers and Raymond Tully
- Allan Keith. On Saturday, November 17, 2001, Allan Keith McKinnon, late of Stoughton, passed away at the Regina General Hospital, at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents, Lauchlin and Helen McKinnon; one sister, Alma; two brothers: Kenneth and Malcolm; sister-in-law, Elaine McKinnon father-in-law, Maurice Dechief; brothers-in-law: Leon Richaud and Armand Dechief. Allan is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lea McKinnon; two daughters: Donalda (Dave) and Beverley (Glen); two sons: Lauchlin (Marge) and Alex (Tara); grandchildren: Carrel, Leah, Edward, Tammy, Chad, Stephen, Arthur, Rheanelle, Tanisha, and Alaina; great grandchild, Hailey; his mother-in-law, Angele Dechief; sisters-in-law, Bertha Richaud, Anne Dechief, Yvonne (Bobby) Wilkes and Grace McKinnon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Allan Keith McKkinnon was born August 5, 1919 at Creelman, the oldest son of Lauchlin and Helen McKinnon. He had two brothers, Kenneth and Malcolm and one sister, Alma. He was raised on the homestead farm, north of Stoughton, west of Handsworth in the Hazelmere School District. He attended school at Sequint which was a one room school a couple of miles southeast of the family farm. He worked on the farm until he joined the army in July, 1942. Allan went overseas in 1945 as part of the peace keeping core. He was in France, Holland, Belgium. The war ended when he was on the ship heading overseas; he returned on March 1, 1946. Once he was discharged he returned to the farm. On June 30, 1949, Allan married Lea Clara Dechief from Lampman at Forget Catholic Church. Although Allan was baptized United, they raised their children Catholic. They farmed the family farm north of Stoughton until 1958, when they moved to Forget until 1974, then to Stoughton where they resided at the time of his passing. Allan also worked at odd jobs, truck driving, school bus driver, and on the United Grain Growers elevator construction crew from 1968 to 1981. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, curling and tinkering and fixing things. He loved watching baseball and back in the 'olden days' participated in turkey shoots. Allan enjoyed cooking the meat for the meals, barbecues, broiled chicken, pork chops, etc. His specialty was the stuffing/dressing for the chicken or turkey. He always kept his bird feeder full, winter and summer. His family was very important to him. He enjoyed snuff, many cups of coffee throughout the day, peppermints, and watching baseball. He hated snakes and rounding up the pigs that got out. Allan loved his dogs, Prince, Sandy and Scotty. He was a caring, patient man, willing to help others. Allan especially enjoyed it when family and friends stopped by to visit and chat. He will be lovingly remembered by all he knew and loved. A graveside service was held Wednesday, November 21, at 2:00 p.m. from Handsworth Cemetery, Handsworth, with Nancy Olson officiating minister. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Lunch followed at the Legion Hall.
- Lea Clara (nee Dechief) July 8, 1925 April 4, 2010. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lea Clara McKinnon (nee Dechief) on Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Lea is predeceased by her husband, Allan McKinnon; her parents, Maurice and Angele Dechief; brother, Armand Dechief, brothers-in-law: Leon Richaud and Bobby Wilkes; parents-in-law, Lauchlin and Helen McKinnon; brothers and sisters-in-law: Kenneth and Elaine McKinnon, Malcolm and Grace McKinnon and Alma McKinnon. Lea leaves to mourn her family: two daughters, Donalda McKinnon of Moose Jaw and Bev (Glen) Miller of Regina; and two sons, Lauchlin (Marge) McKinnon of Regina and Alex (Tara) McKinnon of Kisbey; Grandchildren: Darrel (Randi), Leah (Guy), Edward, Tammy (John), Chad (Trista), Stephen, Arthur, Rheanelle, Tanisha and Alaina; Great Grandchildren: Hailey, Caleb, Callee, Micaela, Jocelyn, Ty, Connor and baby on the way; two sisters, Bertha Richaud and Yvonne Wilkes; sister-in-law, Anne Dechief; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lea spent this past year at Fillmore Health Centre Long Term Care Home where she was well cared for and loved by all, she thoroughly enjoyed the environment, the activities and the staff who made her feel as one of the family. A Graveside Service was held Thursday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Handsworth Cemetery, Handsworth with interment to follow. Rev. Nick Judson officiated
- Marvin Ross McKinnon (26 May 1928 - 28 Sept 2009). Marvin is survived by his wife Mabel of 58 years, his brother John, sisters Ellen and Olive his children Gerald (Mary) Edward (June) Darwin (Loretta) Maureen (Jim) and Grant. He has 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother Gerald, father David, mother Eva, sisters Phyllis and Ethel and grandson Wolfey. Marvin was the 2nd son of David and Eva McKinnon of Heward. The depression years were difficult for the McKinnon family so Marvin was taught the value of hard work and thrift from his earliest days. By 1946 Marvin had completed a welding course in Winnipeg and was serving in the Canadian Navy Reserve. A couple of years later Marvin was well established in Calgary where he met and married Mabel Ekroth. During the mid 1960's Marvin moved his family to Prince Rupert where he had worked in the Pulpmill. Toward the end of the decade Marvin and family settled in Prince George. The years of Pulpmill and construction work did not interfere with a robust community life. Marvin and Mabel were very active sociably. They were longtime members of the Northern Twisters and the Order of the Eastern Star. Marvin was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Noble of the Shrine of BC & Yukon, and Past Associate Guardian for the International Order of Job's Daughters. Marvin was a principled man who valued his family and his community far above all else. It was Marvin's love, care and high regard for the whole of his large extended family that enables it to remain intact while spread over the vast area of western Canada. Marvin considered everyone he met to be his friend and treated all with a great deal of respect and courtesy. The deliberately inclusive and sharing manner in which Marvin lived his life will long stand as an example for all who knew him. There will be no service by request but a celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. at 13755 Blackwater Road.
- Albert passed away, with his wife and son at his side, on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit, at the age of 85 years. He was born June 9, 1927 on W1/2 2-10-8-W2, SK to Ladislaus and Victoria (nee Agopsowicz) Michel. Albert is predeceased by: his parents; his siblings, Winnie Seiferling, Betty Andrews & Harold Michel; brothers-in-law, Robert Andrews, Stan McKee, Grant Widdifield & Clem Seiferling; nephews Graham Andrews & Leonard Seiferling and niece Joan (Rob) Scheirer. He is survived by: his loving and devoted wife, Gail (nee May); son Brian and his children, Calista & Nicholas; daughter Carol (Gerry Ikegwuonu) and their children, Sydney & Katharine; siblings, Robert (Jean), Victoria, Elsie, Anne (Howard Bolton); sister-in-law Lois, as well as 10 nieces, five nephews and many friends. As a teenager, in January of 1945, Albert joined the army to fight in WWII. However, due to his age, he had to join the Canadian Technical Training Corps where he was trained as a mechanic in Dundurn, SK and Vancouver, BC. He was discharged in July, 1945, but his CTTC training served him well after he left the service as he continued farming for the next 36 years in Creelman, Heward and Kipling, SK. Albert retired from farming in 1981, and he and Gail moved to Regina to pursue more leisurely activities. Albert divided his time between gardening and his favourite occupation, woodworking. Family and friends are invited to join together for an informal time of remembrance and visiting to celebrate Albert's life on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK. A Private Family Interment will take place at a later date at Heward Cemetery.
- Alvin Miller was born October 1, 1936, (Section 2, Township 14, Range 5, West 2), Edenland District, Kipling, and passed away September 12, 2004, at Weyburn. Alvin was predeceased by his mother, father and grandparents. He is survived by his special friend Clara Thomas, brothers Lloyd (Marlene) Miller, Weyburn; Elmer (Ida) Miller, Fort Qu'Appelle; sisters Gladys Spina, Montreal, PQ; Marlene (Wendall) Cook, Regina; Joyce Miller, New Market; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Alvin spent most of his life with his folks, brothers and sisters, attended school and lived all his life in the Edenland area. Alvin lived in Kipling from 1936 to 1953 moving to Montmarte for one year. In 1954 he moved to Fillmore until 1987 when he moved back to Kipling then moving to Weyburn in 1994 and resided there until his passing. Alvin farmed with his folks until 1967 and then rented the land from his dad and kept farming until 1979. He sold the farm and continued farming as a labourer and worked part time for his brother Lloyd. Alvin liked to watch sports on television, hockey, baseball, football and had a love for horses and cattle. Alvin liked to take in the Creelman fair especially the parade watching the horses go by all decked out in their fancy harnesses. He also liked to watch the old time machinery threshers, binder stook loaders and various other equipment each year. Alvin attended many funerals as his way to show respect for his fellow man, and enjoyed spending time having coffee with friends talking about old times, swapping stories about the war and history in general. He always went to church on Remembrance Day. Alvin felt very deeply toward his dear friend Clara, step-son Eddie Thomas of Saskatoon and step-daughter Diane Crow of Saskatoon, and special feelings toward his Grandpa and Grandma Miller. A graveside service was held on Friday, September 17, 3:00 p.m., Edenland Cemetery in Kipling, with Rev. Carlton Larsen officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Lloyd Harold. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lloyd Harold Miller of Weyburn, on Jan. 2, 2008, at the age of 69. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Jacob Miller, and one brother Alvin. He leaves to mourn, his wife Marlene and his daughter Angie (Tim) Neuberger of Weyburn. His very special grandchildren, Trace, Ty, Charity, and Noelle Neuberger. Brother Elmer (Ida) Miller of Fort Qu'appelle; sisters Gladys Spina of Montreal, PQ, Joyce Miller of Toronto, ON, and Marlene (Wendel) Cook of Regina. Also, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Lloyd Miller was born on March 18, 1938 in the Kipling area. He attended school there and lived on the family farm. Later he went on to work in the nickel mines in Sudbury, Ontario. He gave that up, and returned back to Sask. to become a farmer in the Fillmore area. He farmed for many years, and in 1976 he married Marlene Bennett (Olsen) from Weyburn. They moved to a farm in the Francis area, and Marlene and her daughter Angie were introduced to farm life. They farmed until the spring of 95, and then retired to Weyburn. Lloyd found great pleasure in the simple things in life. He loved farming, and to work the land, and see the fruits of his labour at harvest time, gave him much joy. He was known as a good farmer, who although not mechanically inclined, he was meticulous about his work, and wouldn't settle until he had the blackest summerfallow in the area. He spent hours with his grandchildren, taking them to the Family Place, the animal park, and McDonald's for a treat. He was happiest showing his grandkids his love by giving the gift of his time, and he will never be forgotten by them for the memories he created. He also had many friends that he loved going for coffee with, and having a visit. He was a very sociable guy, who enjoyed chatting with anyone, even while taking his dog for a walk. We won't forget that about him; that he always made the time to make someone's life a little better or easier. His family and friends could always count on him for anything. If neighbours or friends needed the garden watered, a driver for an appointment, someone to take care of a pet, they always knew they could count on Lloyd. He was reliable, dependable, trustworthy, and true to his word. If he promised he would do something for you, you could count on it. He loved animals, and would walk his dog for miles each day. Baking heat, or freezing cold, you could see him out walking his dog. He likely put on more miles in a day, than most people do in a year! He had fond memories of trips to visit his sister in Toronto, and in 1992 Lloyd and his daughter Angie flew to Toronto, and then travelled on to Cooperstown, New York, to see the Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as to Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was a memorable trip for both of them. In the spring of 2007 Lloyd went out to Alberta to help his daughter with the children, and prepare for their move back to Sask. He had a wonderful time in Erskine and Stettler, and made several friends out there while on his walks to the general store in Erskine. He so enjoyed taking the kids to the park, or to the little acreage in the village to see the brown horses. On a trip to Red Deer while in Alberta, he commented it was the most beautiful country he had ever seen. It breaks our hearts that he will not be able to visit there again, but we are grateful for the wonderful time, and the beautiful memories we all have. His heart surgery the end of July was successful, but complications surfaced in the days following the surgery. He was in a minimally conscious state from Aug. 23 until the day of his passing. We continued to believe right up until the end, that he would regain consciousness and have a fairly good quality of life. Maybe because we knew the huge void of not having him in our lives. It will never be the same. His big voice and huge laugh. His comical way of trying to get you to see his point. His many stories, some funny, some full of wisdom from life experiences. His joy of holidays, a good meal, and watching the kids open gifts, or enjoying their sporting events. He really enjoyed most sports, and was a Toronto Maple Leaf's fan as long as we can remember. Hockey Night in Canada was a weekly event at our house, along with CKRM Saturday Night Dance Party. If you had a squeaky door, papa Lloyd would show up with his WD 40. If the car wouldn't start, who would come to give you a boost, or put on the battery charger - papa Lloyd. Even when no one else had the patience to straighten the very twisted seatbelt in the vehicles, Lloyd would take the time and persist until he was satisfied it was as it should be. He wasn't a wealthy man by society's standards, but through the love of his family and friends he was a very rich man indeed. God knew with a heart of gold like he had, he was too good to be on this earth any longer. We know there must be little kids and pets in heaven that are getting the royal treatment. The gift of time he gave and the sacrifices he made will never be forgotten. We love you papa Lloyd, and thank God for the gift and blessing of you, and for the time we were allowed to have you in our lives. You made such a positive impact on so many. May God Bless you and keep you in His care until we meet again. The funeral service was held Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment took place in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Charles "Chuck". It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of a wonderful man, father, husband, brother and grandfather, Charles Chuck Milligan at the age of 91 years. Chuck was born in Osage, SK on August 15, 1918 and was one of four children. Chuck farmed near Cedoux for a number of years, then moved to Fillmore where he worked for a car dealership and later became a partner in a service station. He moved to Regina and worked as a mechanic for a farm implement dealership. Chuck loved to be kept busy, so in his retirement years he managed an apartment block in Regina. Following the death of his first wife, Marjorie, Chuck enjoyed weekends at Regina Beach with his daughter and son-in-law. His many handyman talents were fully utilized during his weekend visits. Chuck met and later married Helen Planeto and inherited four special step-children and their growing families. He was predeceased by his mother and father Gladys and Manuel Milligan; step-mother Gladys; first wife Marjorie; and sister Helen Connery. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Helen; daughter Sandy (Harvey) Johnson; sisters Edna Bassett of Kitchener, ON and Virgie Jacques of Winnipeg, MB; step-sons Dan (Marilyn) Planeto and Gord (Tracy) Planeto; step-daughters Linda Garvey and Sandra (Brian) Warren of Calgary, AB; step-grandchildren Sheena, Sharla, Arianna, Alisa, Tessa, Thomas; and several nieces, nephews and his new special grand-puppy Coco. The family would like to thank the staff at Coteau Range Manor of Avonlea and Providence Place in Moose Jaw for the care given to Chuck during his residency and particularly the special support and attention given to Chuck by nurse Al Aubin of Providence Place in his final days. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy#1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
- Edmund Joseph late of Surrey, BC and formerly of Heward, Sask., passed away on July 29 at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer. Ed was predeceased by his parents, Steve and Ann Mitchall and a brother, Ken. He is survived by his wife Liz and their three children: Lisa, Stephen and Michael. He is also survived by two brothers: Don (Marge), Stoughton and Leonard (Dolores), Heward; and two sisters: Joan (Bud) Elias, Creelman; and Ruth (Garry) Stinson, Winnipeg. Cremation. A Memorial service will be held in Surrey on August 9.
- Stanley Arthur "Lefty" passed away peacefully on February 21, 2005 in Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 85 years. He is survived by wife Sylvia and three children, Bill (Annette) of Phoenix, AZ; Shirley (Wilf), Myna (Mike) both of Regina, SK and Sylvia's children George (Moira) of Westbank, BC; Warren (Lee Anne) of Nanaimo, BC; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Lee in 1980, one infant son Leonard, sister Elsie and brother Hank. Lefty was born in Creelman, Sask. and served in World War II in Royal Canadian Navy. Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 25, 2005 from the Chapel of Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna.
- Lawrence Clement passed away suddenly on April 5, 2015 at his beloved farm outside of Fillmore. Predeceased by his loving wife Katherine and partner Irene Hill, he leaves to mourn his son Darren (Cindy) and their children Brittany (Stephen) and Courtney (Nathan); daughter Debra (Keith Polachek); partner Lois Schick; sister Gloria Ritter; sister-in-law Sylvia Geleta as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lawrence was born near Mikado, SK, the youngest of 9 children. He moved to Regina to work for his brother Allan. Together they founded A&L Sandblasting & Painting later Dave Morgan joined the company as a partner. Lawrence went on to start a highly successful business - LCM Sandblasting & Painting which is now operated by his son Darren. In his retirement years, Lawrence stayed active with the business, the farm, and with travelling. He also enjoyed playing shuffleboard and being actively involved with the Army & Navy Vets and Eagles Club.At Lawrence's request, there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of his Life will occur at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Eagles Club, 1600 Halifax St., Regina, SK.
- Donald John. On Saturday, May 4, 2002, Donald John Mott, late of Creelman, passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his parents, Robert James and Ella Mott; one brother, Ken Mott, and two sisters: Edna and Hazel; sister-in-law, May Mott and brother-in-law, Bud Balderstone. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary of Creelman; their children: Charlie (Jane) of Flin Flon, MB; Louisa (Bob) Helgason of Elrose; Eliford (Karen) of Creelman; and Diana (Pat) Hume of Regina; grandchildren: Rob, Brad, Sean, Simone, Tina, Josh, Jenny (Curtis), Becky (David), Tracy, Kirk and Nadine; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Earl (Eileen) of New Westminster, BC; sister-in-law, Eileen Mott of Regina; brothers-in-law Cecil Cameron of Weyburn and Charles (Stella) Poellhuber of Montreal, PQ; and many nieces and nephews. Donald John Mott was born May 14, 1913 at Creelman. He lived on the family farm until his father's tuberculosis took them to British Columbia in search of better health. Don began school in Armstrong, BC and then completed grade ten at Grief. They returned to the farm when the tuberculosis became too severe. Don and his siblings took an active involvement in helping his mother Ella manage the family farm when his father died in 1924. In 1943 he enlisted in the Air Force as a wireless air gunner, and from 1944 to 1946 he served in England in the rank of Flight Sergeant. On July 26, 1947, Donald married Mary Poellhuber at St. Charles, MB. Together they farmed and raised their four children. He had a strong respect for his wife's Catholic upbringing of their children. Donald was very involved in his community. He was a member of the Agricultural Society and served as secretary-treasurer for 18 years. He was active in bringing the Credit Union to Creelman, and served as president in its early stages, actively recruiting managers and staff. He briefly served as the town overseer (mayor) and was supportive of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Scouting movement, 4-H and all the things that make a community. Fair day was always a very special day to him. He also taught Sunday School. Donald was very well read and a self educated thinker. He enjoyed coffee at the cafe, curling, reading and raising his Angus cattle. He will be deeply missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Pallbearers were all Donald's grandchildren. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion formed an Honour Guard.
- Eliford Laurence. On Saturday, May 10, 2008, Eliford Laurence Mott of Creelman passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre at the age of 55 years. Eliford was predeceased by his parents, Don and Mary Mott and a brother, Charlie Mott. Eliford will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Karen Mott of Creelman and their children, Josh (Marcy) Mott of Bienfait, Jenny (Curtis) Von Sprecken of Estevan, and their children, Alex and Shaun Von Sprecken, Becky Schmidt of Bienfait and her children, Zach and Michael Schmidt, his sisters, Diana (Pat) Hume of Creelman and Louisa (Bob) Helgason of Elrose, sister-in-law, Jane Mott of Flin Flon, brother-in-law, Carman (Fran) Michel of Sylvan Lake, AB, sister-in-law, Lorraine (Darcy) Musk of Weyburn, father and mother-in-law, Bob and Jean Michel of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Eliford Laurence Mott was born March 18, 1953 at Fillmore to Don and Mary Mott. He grew up in Creelman with his older brother, Charlie, older sister, Louisa and younger sister, Diana. Creelman was home for nearly all of Eliford's life. He graduated Grade 12 in 1971 from Creelman School, and received his Drafting/Survey Certificate from the Saskatchewan Technical Institute in Moose Jaw in 1973. On April 20, 1974, Eliford married Karen Michel in Creelman. He worked for Gordon Grieg farming, worked for the Creelman Parks and Recreation where he built a miniature golf area. He lived for one year at Lanigan where he worked for the Alwinsal Potash mine as a draftsman. Then for 2 1/2 years, he and Karen lived in Regina while he worked for the Provincial Government, with the Department of Municipal Affairs. Eliford farmed for 32 years with his Dad, his uncle Ken and the Van Staveren brothers. He also worked for the Creelman rink for many winters. Eliford was always reading, for fun and to learn something new. He taught himself to build, to invest, to paint, to make the best artificial ice, to create beautiful canoes and kayaks. He loved to be on the water, paddling through rapids and camping in the wilderness. He enjoyed working with other volunteers to build houses. He drew up the plans for Creelman's new rink and had such good times helping get the rink built. He was part of the amazing success of Creelman's Dinner Theatre for 27 years. He was so good at making us all laugh. Life served on the Creelman Credit Union board for 10 years, then on the Weyburn Credit Union board for 20 years, he enjoyed this so very much. Life grew up attending the Roman Catholic Church in Fillmore, then as an adult, attended the United Church in Creelman. He served as a trustee on the United Church board for years. Whenever there was a community project, Life was there. He would quietly lead everyone and see that things were done in the best possible way. Those of us who knew him, always knew that he was the one to ask advice from because if he didn't know the answer, he would read up on the questions until he could solve the problem. He loved being part of a group and was respected by young and old. The family has heard it said "I would rather have spent one hour with you than a life time without you" and this is how they feel. Eliford was so talented in so many ways. Many people relied on his knowledge and common sense. He was a quiet leader. He never said two words if one would do, but he always said the right thing. And he was fun, his sense of humour sparkled around him. He would want to be remembered for the laughter. A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church, Creelman with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
- Margaret Laverne (nee Coleman) passed away at Pasqua Hospital, Regina on March 12, 2009. She is survived by sons Morris (Raymonde) of Brandon, Darwin (Gail) of Meadow Lake, and Vernon (Romanita) of Asker, Norway; grandchildren Trena (Adam) Doyle, Melanie, Shelley, Kenny, Nikolai, and Romain Mott; great grandchildren Carson and Austin Doyle; brother Frank (Eva) Coleman; sisters Ethel (Louis) Toeppner, Lavica Mahnke; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ken Mott; parents Robert and Varo (nee Mitchell) Coleman; sisters Violet Wright, Ursula Hovland, Priscilla Wright. Laverne and her twin sister Lavica were the youngest of seven children born to Robert and Varo Coleman of the Froude district. Laverne attended Hudmore and Froude schools. After completing high school, she enrolled in the six week Normal School course in Regina. After graduation, she was hired at O'Brien School southwest of Stoughton. She taught for only one year. At a dance she had met Ken Mott, a farmer from the Crieff district north of Creelman. She decided her future would be with him. They married in July, 1945. For eight years they lived on the farm, then in 1953 moved to their new home in Creelman. Between 1946 and 1957 three sons were born, and while they grew up most of Laverne's time and energy were spent as a loving, supportive wife and mother. She was also very involved in community affairs. She played softball, curled, coached a son's baseball team when needed, acted as CGIT leader for a time, contributed to events such as fowl suppers and the annual Fair (her entries in baking, garden produce, pickles, and preserved fruits always took prizes). She especially shared with the community her impressive musical abilities. She was United Church organist for many years. She was a member of the church choir for more than forty years, including several as leader. She and Lavica performed vocal duets at dozens of weddings, graduations, funerals, and anniversaries in Creelman and nearby towns. By the mid 1970s the boys were leaving home, and Ken and Laverne found more time to attend concerts or plays, to travel, and especially to take up square and round and old time dancing. Then in 1982 Ken died. Laverne was devastated. She appreciated very much the support now offered by members of her immediate family, by relatives, by her dancing friends, curling friends, church members, and members of the little Creelman "Jug Band." She also became an enthusiastic follower of the activities of her grandchildren, and attended scores of school plays, musical recitals, dancing performances, basketball games, softball games, hockey games. In 1997 she moved to Regina. Soon she had grandchildren in Norway, and she visited them. Frequently she travelled to Creelman for birthday parties, funerals, the Fair, the Dinner Theatre and other events. She also became close to friends she had made in Regina, especially those at Whitmore Park United Church, in the Heritage Fiddlers, and in the Old Tyme Music Makers who entertained regularly at senior citizens' homes. Tears came to her eyes when she described people in wheel chairs moving with the music. In her final weeks, Laverne was grateful for care provided by doctors, nurses, home care workers, and she appreciated the flowers, cards, visits, and telephone calls from friends. Laverne's funeral was held in St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman on Monday, March 16 at 2:00 P.M.
- Mary Theresia (nee Poellhuber). On Saturday, April 26, 2008, Mary Theresia Mott, late of Creelman, passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her parents, Karl and Maria Poellhuber; her husband, Don and their son Charlie. Mary is survived by her loving children: (Jane) of Flin Flon, MB; Louisa (Bob) Helgason of Elrose; Eliford (Karen) of Creelman; and Diana (Pat) Hume of Regina; grandchildren: Rob (Sierra), Brad (Jill), Sean (Shea), Simone, Tina (Steven), Josh (Marcy), Jenny (Curtis), Becky, Tracy (Dean), Kirk (Karen) and Nadine; 20 great grandchildren; one brother, Charles (Stella) of Montreal, PQ; sister-in-law, Laverne Mott of Regina; brother-in-law, Cecil Cameron of Weyburn; and many nieces and nephews. Mary Theresia Poellhuber was born January 7, 1923 in Sierning, Austria. At 7 she and her family immigrated to Charleswood, Manitoba, near Winnipeg, MB. As a young woman she became a hairdresser and opened a shop in Winnipeg. She made a fateful decision to take dancing lessons at the Arthur Murray School of Dance. There she met a young Air Force Flight Sergeant named Don Mott who came from a small town in Saskatchewan. In July of 1947 Don and Mary were married and made their home on the farm near Creelman. In 1955 they built a house on the west side of Creelman. Their property included a large pasture for Don to raise Angus cattle and a large garden for Mary to raise vegetables. Her life revolved around Don and their four children. She loved the farm life. Volumes could be written about all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was very proud of each of them. Like all Creelmanites Mary was heavily involved with the community as long as her health permitted. She was involved with the Hartavon Homemakers and with 4-H grain, beef and sewing clubs; she helped with the bonspiel, the fair, and the Creelman plays. She threw herself in to each group, whether it was the Catholic Women's League, or teaching catechism. She became especially involved with the Creelman Ceramic Club. She loved sharing what she knew but she also loved learning. She took the Catholic Lay Ministry course with heart and soul. Notebooks are filled with homilies or sayings that touched her or that might touch someone else, and prayers for her guidance. She could be counted on for anyone needing a ride, or to lend an ear to listen. She delivered comfort and God's word to those in the very facility where she spent the last months of her life. When Don began to fail she allowed her world to become the size of his world. She would be the first to say how special and meaningful those years were to them both. It was difficult for her to deal with Don's death in 2002 after spending 55 years together in a model marriage. The following year her eldest son, Charlie passed away suddenly from cancer. Through both of these tragedies her faith in her Lord and Savior remained unswerving and she strived to accept His will. In 2005, Mary developed Parkinson's. Combined with Alzheimer's and diabetes she began a downward spiral that caused her much pain and sorrow in her last few months. We believe that her Lord heard her constant prayer and has indeed taken her home. Prayer service was held Thursday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 2, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Infante officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Pallbearers were all Mary's grandchildren.
- Myrtle Doreen (nee Graham) Mowles, late of Weyburn, passed away March 12, 2014, at the age of 90 years. Myrtle Mowles was born on September 26, 1923. Myrtle is predeceased by her parents George (1971) Stella 1990; brothers: Garfield (1940), Laurence (1941), Jackie (1945), Hugh (2011); her sister Jenny Smallwood (1952); sisters-in-law: Beverley Graham (1996), Allene Graham (2000), Carol Graham (2009); brothers-in-law: Edwin Fraser (1996) Dave Hemphill (2005), Ron Burnie (2012) and Tom Corcoran (2013). Myrtle is survived by her husband of 69 years, Art Mowles; daughter Darlene (Neil) McLaren; grandson Travis McLaren; son Jerry (Sharon) Smallwood; grandsons Jeff and Jerry Jr. Smallwood; sisters: Isabelle Hemphill, Margaret (Gordon) Robinson, Mae Corcoran, Carol (Vern) Lindsey, Violet (Marcel) Stocker; brothers: Bob (Betty) Graham, Don (Charlene) Graham and George Graham. Numerous nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces, nephews and cousins. Myrtle was the first of 14 children born to George and Stella in Regina on September 26, 1923. On December 14, 1944 She and Art married in Heward. Myrtle and Art farmed in the Heward District until 1992, They moved to Weyburn 1993. They enjoyed square dancing and attended dances near and far. Myrtle was a life-time member of the Stoughton Legion Auxillary. She was proud to carry the flag on Remembrance Day and at many parades. She was a life-time member of Hewards Ladies’ Curling Club and Secretary of Heward Board of Trade. Myrtles hobbies included sewing, cooking, gardening and crocheting. A Celebration of Life for Myrtle was held on Wednesday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton Legion Hall, Stoughton. Interment to be held at a later date.
- Freda Margaret Mutton was born May 19th, 1930, in Creelman, Saskatchewan to Reginald and Mary (Jordon) Mutton. When Freda started school in 1936, she was so tiny she could walk under a kitchen table. Her teachers would send her home at recess to eat, as they thought she needed more nourishment. Although small in stature, Freda has proved that "good things can come in small packages". Freda grew up and attended school in Creelman until mid way through grade 11. The family then moved to Griffin as her parents assumed the role of school caretakers. Freda completed her schooling there, and it was here she met Roy Anderson. During her school years Freda loved to attend CGIT camps. She hated the water and never learned to swim, but she made a lot of good friends. Upon graduation from high school, in 1948, Freda attended Normal School in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In 1949 Freda took a teaching position in a one-room school at Colfax, Saskatchewan where she had no trouble managing her students even though most were taller than she was. On July 19th, 1950 Freda married Roy and that fall she took a teaching position in Griffin. Freda taught for one year, before settling into her roll of full time farm wife and mother. With Roy busy farming and Freda teaching in Griffin, she had to learn to drive herself to work. Roy sat in the back seat of the Model-A as she took her driving test. Although she had a little trouble - stalling in an intersection - the driving examiner gave Freda her license as long as she promised only to drive "to and from" work. The examiner then proceeded to scold Roy, telling him that this was NOT the kind of vehicle for a lady to drive. Little did he realize that a few years later she would pack up four young children and drive a truck to the field to haul grain. One time when Freda was picking up grain, Roy asked her to get a little closer to the combine - and she did! Roy then had to take off the auger and straighten it. Freda belonged to the United Church Women's Group, the Home and School Organization and the North Side Birthday Club. Freda enjoyed being part of these groups as she got to share her sometimes sad and often humorous stories, of life on the farm with Roy and the kids. Freda had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. She was much in demand as a soloist at weddings, anniversaries and all sorts of other special occasions. In the 1960's Freda started teaching basic dancing in Griffin and the surrounding communities. This eventually led to teaching pattern dancing and from then on dancing was her life. In the 1970's Roy caught Fredaâs passion for dancing and the rest is history. They became a popular team, with Roy providing the music, on tape that is, and Freda on the microphone, giving instruction and encouragement to the dancers. The last forty years of dancing has given them many, many lasting friendships. Freda belonged to the Saskatchewan Pattern Dance Association. She taught dancing at jamborees at Elnora, Alberta; North Battleford, Waseca, Lloydminister, and Manitou, Saskatchewan; as well as Morden, Manitoba. As a dancing partner Freda was much in demand, as she was a very good teacher and dancer. Freda taught people that dancing was to be FUN not perfect, and it didn't matter how many left feet a person appeared to have, she would get you dancing. Freda also enjoyed bowling and her interest in the sport has gotten several other family members involved. Freda and Roy were members of the Wheatland Senior Center and every Tuesday afternoon they could be found there, dancing up a storm. With her health failing this past year, Freda found it especially hard to sit on the sidelines and watch what she had always loved to do. If you measure wealth by the friends you have, Freda was the richest woman in the world. She had a knack for making everyone feel at home and like a part of the family. Freda loved to spend time with family. Her children and grandchildren were very important to her. Grandma Freda always had treats and little surprises but most of all, TIME to spend with the little ones. When they were with Grandma, all grand children, maternal or adopted, got to have tea with the "grown ups". They got a special cup, a special spoon and of course, tea at Grandmaâs always had to have sugar in it - much to the delight of the children and the dismay of the parents. When at home, Grandma Freda was always in a dress and she always wore an apron. In those pockets one could find a treat, a toy, or Kleenex for tears and runny noses. Grandma Freda also passed on her love of dancing. She was often hard to see on the dance floor, especially when the orchestra played the "Chicken Dance". Where is Freda someone would ask? In that crowd of young people, out there, shaking their behinds and flapping their arms, would be the reply. Freda was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a sister, an aunt, a niece, a cousin and a friend. "Fearless Freda", as she was often called, loved life, her family and friends, and she always had her arms wide open, to give a warm hug for everyone. Freda will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by every life she touched. Freda was predeceased by her parents, Reginald and Mary (Jordon) Mutton and several family members in England. Freda will be lovingly remembered by her husband Roy and their children: Betty and Dale Knapp and their children Tavis and Averyl. Bob and Lorelle and their children Jamie and Billie. Gord and Pat and their children, Brad, Jim, Shane and Dwain and their families. Dwayne and Cheryl and their children Blake, Jeff and Alicia. Dianne and Mark Alberton and their children, Ashley and Serenity and family. One sister Mary Aldrich, her husband Bill and their family. Sister-in-law Gladys Knoblauch, her husband Doug and their family. Brother-in-law Bill Anderson, Teressa and their families. One aunt, Harriet Jordon and her family. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003 from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in the Griffin Cemetery.
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- Mildred Lorraine (nee Johnson). Peacefully on August 11, 2001, Mildred Lorraine Neelin passed away at the age of 87 at the Central Park Lodge in Winnipeg, MB. Mildred was predeceased by her parents, Oscar and Anna Johnson, her husband Robert John (Jack) Neelin in 1970, grandson Robert Darrell Neelin, brother and sister-in-law Eldon and Elaine Johnson and brother-in-law Clarence Riddell; survived by her son Robert Dennis Neelin, of Carlyle, grandson Christopher Scott Neelin of Ocala, Florida, sister Marie Riddell of Carlyle, nephew Norm (Judy) Riddell and family of Carlyle, niece Pat (Richard) McGillvary and family of Regina, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Mildred was born April 8, 1914 in Fillmore and received her education there. She graduated from normal school in Regina and then taught in a one-room school house in the Fillmore area until 1940 when she married Jack and became a homemaker. They began their marriage in Montreal, PQ and moved to Winnipeg in 1945 where they resided until 1967 when they moved to Vancouver, BC. After Jack's passing in 1970, Mildred moved back to Fillmore for one year and then returned to Winnipeg where she remained until her passing. A memorial service was held Monday, August 20, at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue.
- Joyce (nee Kitchen) was born at Avonlea, on April 16, 1937. She attended Sunshine and Moorefield country schools before moving into the town of Avonlea, going to Grade 8. Then as the family had trouble making ends meet, she went out to work. She worked at Hazenmore, Rouleau, Regina, Moose Jaw, Milestone, then Fillmore where she met and married Magnus Nelson on November 2, 1957. They lived on the family farm for 41 years, 29 with her husband and 11 keeping house for the boys. She moved to Weyburn in February of 1998. Joyce always had a large vegetable garden; canning, freezing, pickling everything she didn't give away to family and friends. She also raised fowl for their own use and for sale. Joyce always made her own bread, a 10 kg bag of flour every 10 days when there were field lunches and school lunches to make. Her hobbies were her family and sewing, embroidery, reading, collecting cookbooks (hundreds of them from all over), Avon bottles and knitting. Her knitting needles were always busy when she watched TV right up to the end. Joyce passed away on February 4, at the age of 66 years. She was predeceased by her parents, mother Elma (Pointer) Kitchen in 1996 and her father, David Kitchen in 1982; her husband Magnus on November 19, 1986; one brother in infancy; one sister Marlene Gall in September 1999; two brothers Elton in January 1999 and Robert in December 2003. Joyce is survived by two sons: Dwayne Nelson and Gerald (Patti) Nelson, both of Fillmore; one daughter, Barbara (Dennis) Kammerer of Saskatoon; granddaughters: Amanda Hueser of Moose Jaw and Erin Hueser of Saskatoon; grandson John Kammerer of Saskatoon; two sisters: Pat Mitchell of Sparwood, BC and Sally (Ken) Kincaid; brother George (Carol) Kitchen; sister-in-law Merna Kitchen, all of Avonlea; Linden (Mary Ann) Kitchen of Atikokan, ON and sister-in-law Trish Kitchen of Moose Jaw; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, sister and brothers-in-law. Funeral service was held Saturday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Active pallbearers were: Troy Kincaid, Kevin Henning, Wilfred Gall, Dwight Gall, Dennis Popowich and Russell Leguee. Interment followed in the Fillmore Cemetery.
- Norman A. was born on September 8th, 1921 in Toten, Norway and passed away in Regina on Friday, June 22nd, 2007. Norman and his family came to Canada when he was 5 years of age and settled in the Wheaton area (south west of Fillmore). Norman married Elva (Treble) on June 6th, 1945, recently celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary. They farmed the home farm until retirement to Fillmore in the early 1970's. Norman served on the RM Council (#96), the hospital board, and the nursing home board. Norman enjoyed curling, time spent with the Lions Club and Legion, but most of all listening to music and dancing with Elva. They enjoyed entertaining family and friends, camping with their motorhome, wintering in Arizona and Texas. Norman is survived by his loving wife Elva, his brother Magnar (Mary) of Weyburn, sister-in-law Darlene Chambers, Yankton, S.D., nephews Duane (Lyn) Treble, George Treble, Marvin (Lynne) Chambers, Daryl (Darlene) Chambers, Emil (Irene) Nelson, Max Preikschat, niece Donna Bruce and families. Norman was predeceased by his parents Morits and Martha, brother Odvar, sisters and brothers-in-law Lyle and Evelyn Treble, Maurice Treble, Jim and Ruth Chambers, and niece Carolyn Preikschat. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. in the Fillmore United Church, with Pastor Lynn Callfas officiating. A family interment will follow in the Fillmore Cemetery.
- Orval Carl, late of Fillmore, Sask. passed away peacefully on Saturday 25, 2006 at Fillmore at the age of 74 years. Orval is survived by his wife Caroline, his daughters Karen (Bill), Kathy( Darrell) and Koren(Garnet); 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at the Grace United Church, Fillmore on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment to follow at the Fillmore Cemetery.
- Palmer Reuben Nelson, late of Fillmore, passed away peacefully in Weyburn on Friday, April 5, 2013 in his 84th year. He is survived by one sister Irene, one brother David and numerous nieces and nephews. Palmer was born near Fillmore on November 21, 1928. He worked on nearby farms early in life and then relocated to various parts of Alberta. Later in life he returned to the Fillmore area to retire. A private family interment will be held at a later date at Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore.
- Walter Norman. On Thursday, March 11, 2010, Walter Norman Nelson passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre at the age of 87 years. Walter was predeceased by his parents, Nick and Asta Nelson, brother Melvin Nelson and by his wife Marguerite. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Don) Dobson and their children, Arron (Ruth) and children, Emily and Elizabeth of Neepawa, MB and Christopher (Tara) and children, Conner and Tyler of Killarney, MB; two sisters, Violet Hart of Weyburn and Alice Myers of Regina, as well as many nieces and nephews. Walter Norman Nelson was born October 2, 1922 at the family farm near Talmage. He completed his grade 10 at Wheaton School located a few miles north of the farm. Walter was raised on the family farm and was taught a disciplined work ethic as a youngster. He worked his early years on the farm with his Dad until the age of 20 when he ventured out to British Columbia and got work with logging crews. It was here that he saved enough money to purchase the farm from his parents. He married Marguerite Hart on November 4, 1947 in Weyburn by a justice of the peace. They spent six months living in Vancouver before coming back to the farm. They lived on the farm until 1965 at which time they built a house in Fillmore. Walter enjoyed farming with Marguerite by his side until her untimely passing in 1974. He rented out his land in 1974 but maintained a keen interest in what was happening in the farming community until his passing. Walter and Marguerite enjoyed travelling, making several trips out west to visit family and also spent several winters down south. Walter enjoyed curling, hunting and fishing in the great outdoors. He lived in his home until 2003 when he moved into Fillmore Health Centre. Walter was a quiet man, unassuming in nature. He enjoyed company but valued his own space and independence. He enjoyed joking with the staff at the Fillmore Health Centre and appreciated all their care and assistance over the seven years he lived there. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore United Church, Fillmore with Rev. Nick Judson officiating. Interment followed in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore.
- George Melvin Harry Newett was born May 18, 1926 on the farm at Creelman, SK and passed away November 20, 2010 in Weyburn, at the age of 84 years. Mel was predeceased by his parents Erma and Harry Newett; two daughters: Rhonda Lenius and Diana Myhra; grandson, Brian Braithwaite; granddaughter, Tammy Lenius; siblings: Ivan, Wilbur, Della and Gladys. Mel is survived by his loving wife Vi of 62 years, Weyburn, his children: Linda (Don) Braithwaite, Edmonton, AB and their daughter Krista, Norma (Kelly) Cochrane, Calgary, AB and their children: Tina, Amanda and Sean, Velda (Dave) Dickie, Edmonton, AB and their children: Jason, Shawn and Kelly, Gloria (Dennis) Lenius, Hanley, SK and their children: BJ, Tiffany and Levi, Ron Newett, Weyburn and his son Brady; foster son, Ed (Mary) Tardif, Swift Current; sons-in-law: Lynn Myhra, Calgary and sons, Trevor and Chad, Don Lenius, Stoughton and his children: Travis and Kara; 16 great grandchildren; two sisters: Ada McKee, Calgary, AB, Fay McNulty, Lumsden; brothers and sisters-in-law as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mel’s greatest loves were spending time with his family and friends, playing cribbage, making music and traveling. When in the company of others, his sense of humor kept a smile on everyone’s face and the more they smiled the more he entertained. He also enjoyed sports, whether taking part or just watching. His lifelong passion was farming, starting at the age of 16 and spanning over the next 55 years. This love continued into his retirement through gardening. Mel will also be sadly missed by his faithful companion Max. A memorial service for Mel was held Friday November 26 at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church, Creelman with Rev. Nick Judson officiating. Interment followed at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
- Violet "Vi" Marie (nee Harper) Newett, late of Weyburn, SK passed away Monday November 5, 2012, at the age of 84 years. Vi was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Lorne Harper; husband, Mel Newett; two daughters: Rhonda Lenius and Diana Myhra; grandson, Brian Braithwaite; granddaughter, Tammy Lenius; sisters: Marguerite and Evelyn; brothers: Bill, Wes and Cliff. Vi is survived by her children: Linda (Don) Braithwaite, Edmonton, AB and their daughter Krista, Norma (Kelly) Cochrane, Calgary, AB and their children: Tina, Amanda and Sean, Velda (Dave) Dickie, Edmonton, AB and their children: Jason, Shawn and Kelly, Gloria (Dennis) Lenius, Hanley, SK and their children: BJ, Tiffany and Levi, Ron Newett, Weyburn and his son Brady; foster son, Ed (Mary) Tardiff, Swift Current, SK; sons-in-law: Lynn Myhra, Calgary and sons, Trevor and Chad, Don Lenius, Stoughton and his children: Travis and Kara; eighteen great-grandchildren; sisters: Eileen (Norman) Slimmon, Shirley (Rick) Jarrett; brother George (Alice) Harper; sisters-in-law as well as several nieces and nephews. Vi was born on February 18, 1928 in Regina, SK. Her greatest loves were spending time with her family and friends, playing cards, music and traveling, including parasailing in Thailand. Her many interests included gardening, sewing, quilting and baking. She enjoyed participating in sports such as curling and softball in her younger years and then watching the Blue Jays and curling on TV in her later years. She never missed a hockey game of Ron and Ed's and this interest carried on to her grandchildren. Many evenings were spent working on crossword puzzles and watching Wheel of Fortune. Last week she celebrated a major milestone of her 27th anniversary of a kidney transplant. A Memorial Service for Vi will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church, Creelman, SK with Rev. Ann White, officiating. Interment to follow at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, SK.
- Leslie Floyd (1923 - 2010). Les Nixon passed peacefully away at the Weyburn General Hospital on February 12, 2010 at the age of 86 years. Les was predeceased by his parents, John and Maude (nee Sleightholm); sister Mary Johnston; brother Lionel Nixon; sister-in-law Armonde Nixon; brothers-in-law: Bill Johnston, Garth Brown and Nick Hawryliw. Les is lovingly remembered by his wife of 23 years Marie. He is also survived by his daughters: Tamara Nixon (Terry); Sarah (Doug) and their children, Clyne, Landon and Johanna. Seven step children and their families: Brenda (Dan) Quillen, Garth (Cheryl) Oberkirsch, Garnet (Julie) Oberkirsch, Gaylene (Larry) Drader, Debbie (Mike) Bolton, Kevin (Kelli) Oberkirsch, and Jolie Oberkirsch. Also mourning his passing are his brothers and sisters: Eldon (Lily May) Nixon, Kathleen (Ken) Sidebottom, Walter Nixon, Doreen Brown, Murray (Leona) Nixon; sister-in-law Peggy Nixon. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Les was the second of eight children born on his father's farm northeast of Fillmore. He attended Freewill School, one half mile east and two miles north of home. The family attended church at Creif School, then at Huronville. Les farmed with his father and family until the fall of 1949. He purchased the dray business in 1948 in Fillmore. He was very proud of his business and his team of horses, Scout and Silver and together they delivered everything from groceries to coal to the community. In 1952 he moved to Creelman to farm until he retired after 30 years to Weyburn. He married Marie in 1986 and they have shared 23 wonderful years together. In his retirement years he enjoyed raising Quarter Horses, hunting, and spending time with his 33 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Les had a strong commitment to his community and his faith and was there to lend a helping hand when needed. He was a friend to all and looked forward to having his morning coffee with the 'young' guys at Burger Junction. Young and old alike, everyone enjoyed visiting with Les and sharing stories. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving family and friends. A special Thank You to the nurses and caregivers of Weyburn General Hospital, Dr. Allan Fong, Scott Wade, and numerous family and friends for their help and support during his final days. Visitation was held Monday, February 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. from Church of Christ with Scott Wade officiating. Interment followed at Fillmore Cemetery.
- Lydia Alice Noble (1909 - 2009) passed away peacefully on Friday, November 27, 2009 at the New Hope Care Home in Stoughton, Sask. at the ripe age of 100 years and 3 months. Lydia is survived by brother Glendon Noble and sister Helen Shultz; nieces and nephews: Kelvin (Elaine), Dale, Lyle Shultz and Vera (Stan) Sinclair, Wayne (Elaine), Garth Noble and a number of great nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dennis (Rose) Gould. Lydia, born and raised on a farm two miles east of Osage, SK worked in Fillmore's Ast's Store until it closed and the Public library until she reached the age of 82. She had a passion for reading, writing and gardening. Many hours of documenting local news clippings, stories and photo's into numerous scrapbooks was also a passion of hers most of which were donated to the Fillmore Museum. In 2005 Lydia moved to a senior's residence in Regina where she stayed until she required more care and moved to Stoughton, SK. The family would like to thank the staff on ward 4F at the Pasqua Hospital, Dr. K. Govender, and especially the New Hope Care Home in Stoughton for their outstanding care and support.
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- Bonnie (nee Davis). On Tuesday, February 12, 2002, Mrs. Bonnie Obst, late of Fillmore, formerly of Creelman, passed away at the age of 83 years. She was predeceased by her parents: Fred and Elizabeth Davis; her husband Carl Obst; three brothers-in-law: Frank, Danny and Edward; two sisters-in-law: Elsie and Elva. Bonnie is survived by her daughter: Gaye Obst of Creelman, and by her son Roy Obst of Creelman; three brothers-in-law: Ab (Merle) Obst of Bengough, Ted (Lorna) Obst of Yellow Grass, Pete (Fran) Obst of Kelowna; one sister-in-law: Evelyn Obst of Regina; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Friday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Urn bearer was Gerald Swanson. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Clarice (nee Foss), late of Fillmore, SK passed away on Monday, December 15, 2008 at the age of 85 years. Clarice Luella Ogden was predeceased by her parents, Fredrick and Agnes Foss; her husband Norman; sister Helen; brothers: Vernon, Gurven and Glenn. Clarice is survived by her two sisters: Ramona Cross, Weyburn, Beulah (Lawson) Lind, Weyburn; sister-in-law, Maxine Foss, Creelman; brother-in-law, Dave Kohne, Regina as well as several nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance for Clarice Ogden was held on Saturday December 20th at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Fillmore with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment to follow at the Fillmore Cemetery at a later date.
- Jean Verlea (nee Reid). On Saturday, August 18, 2007, Jean Verlea Ogden passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 80 years. Jean was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Gordon Ogden; parents, Eva and William Reid; sisters: Gladys, Ethel, Elsie and Irene and brother, Harold Reid. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Brenda (Laurence) Kosior and their family: Laurie (Dale) Kitzul and their children, Krista, Keegan, Danica and Deanna; Tanya (Dean) Meyers and their children, Dustin, Jordan and Sydney; Brent (Stacy) Kosior and their daughter, Charlotte; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Jean was born June 11, 1927 at Corning, the youngest of six children born to William and Eva Reid. She was raised on the family farm known as the Reid Hill, and attended school at Corning. On October 27, 1948, Jean married Gordon Ogden at Fillmore. Together they farmed north of Fillmore where Jean was very actively involved with helping Gordon trucking grain and bringing meals to the field, etc. She also kept busy with a large garden and canned tomatoes and made chili sauce. She always made Christmas cake and pudding for the family and there are still a few jars of her canned tomatoes for them to enjoy. They lived on the family farm north of Fillmore until 1973 when they retired to Weyburn. Jean was always ready to give a helping hand at the rink, church and served on the Hall board. She was a part of the Red Wings hockey club for the first years in town and helped Gordon a lot with the starting of the Wheatland Senior's Centre. Even after retiring she loved to be a part of harvest out at Laurence and Brenda's, and teach Laurie and Tanya how to garden. When Laurie and Tanya had their own places, they liked to go out and help them to garden; planting tomatoes was an art. Her pride was watching her grandchildren play ball, hockey and curl. She watched them graduate from secondary school, nursing and agriculture. She lived at Legion Towers for three years before moving to Weyburn Special Care Home. Jean always had a little wit for the staff at the Special Care Home and enjoyed all the entertainment that was provided for them, often remarking "now that's music." Jean was always very interested in what Gordon was doing, what her grandchildren were doing, and it brought her great joy as the great grandchildren came along. She never forgot anyone's birthday and loved Christmas time. Jean celebrated her 80 birthday with a party of family and friends, which she talked about a lot after. Her phone calls will be greatly missed, and lovingly remembered. Funeral service was held Thursday, August 30, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Randy Foss, Tracey Ogden, Trevor Ogden, Ron Bank, Ken Ludke and Keegan Kitzul.
- Ken. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ken Ogden, husband, father and grandfather, late of Fillmore, SK. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at the age of 92 years. Ken was predeceased by his infant son Thomas Kendol; parents Amy and Roy Ogden; father and mother-in-law Rudy and Lillian Hanson; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Mel (Ila), Cliff (Lillian) and Gordon (Jean); two brothers-in-law Dale Hanson and Glenn Foss; nephew Wes Foss; niece Cleone Phillips (nee: Nurse). Ken is survived by his wife of 67 years Dolores Ann; his children: Lynn (Dave) Johnstone, Shelly Luchenski, Tracy (Sandra) Ogden and Trevor (Angela) Ogden; eleven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Maxine Foss and Shirley (Gerald) Nurse; sister-in-law Vi Hanson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was born on the farm January 14, 1922 where he lived until 2007 when he moved to Fillmore. He joined the air force in 1942-1945. Married in 1947 to Dolores Ann Hanson. Ken was severely burned on June 2, 1948 and spent twelve days short of a year in hospital. Ken returned to the family farm and continued to farm until 2007. Ken loved to garden, hunt, play cards, visit and tell jokes. Ken's sense of humour and joke telling was second to none. He was an active member of the Fillmore Community for his entire life. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A Service of Remembrance for Ken will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore United Church, Fillmore, SK with Rev. Ann White, officiating. Interment following the service at Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, SK. Lunch will follow at Fillmore Memorial Hall.
- Lillian Edith (nee Stewart). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lillian Edith Ogden on November 13, 2003 at the age of 79 years, after a short battle with cancer. Predeceased by her husband Clifford Ogden; parents, Fletcher & Edith Stewart; father & mother-in-law, Roy & Amy Ogden; brothers: Douglas Stewart and Alex Stewart; sister, Marion Stewart; brothers-in-law: Earl Treble, Melville Ogden and Gordon Ogden; sister-in-law, Ila Ogden; nephews: Wyman Treble and Wesley Foss; nieces: Cleone (Nurse) Phillips and Wendy (Woods) Treble; two infant nephews and special canine companion Tina. Lill will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two daughters; Beverley Ogden (Ken Ludtke) and Deborah (Ron) Bank; her grandchildren: Amber and Dallas Bank; sisters: Rosamond and Duke Stafford and Jean Treble; sisters-in-law: Helen Stewart, Enid Stewart, Jean Ogden, Maxine and Glenn Foss and Shirley & Gerald Nurse; brother-in-law, Ken & Dolores Ogden as well as numerous nieces and nephews and special canine companion, Missy. Lillian was born January 13, 1924, the sixth and youngest child of Fletcher and Edith Stewart. She married Clifford Ogden of the Freewill district on April 12, 1944 and they lived their entire lives in the Fillmore area. Cliff and Lill had two daughters, Bev and Debbie. Lill loved people and had a lot of fun playing cards, old time dancing, golfing, shopping or singing. She will be missed for her involvement with family, friends and community. Lill's quick wit, outgoing personality and love of nature will never be forgotten. Funeral service was held Monday, November 17, 2:00 P.M. at the Fillmore United Church, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment will follow in Fillmore Community Cemetery.
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- Gordon Francis passed away at his home in Weyburn, on September 29, 2004 at the age of 90 years. Gordon was born on the family farm near Creelman on April 22, 1914. He attended Creelman School. After a brief period working in British Columbia and California during the depression, Gordon took up farming in the Creelman area. This was a career he loved. In 1944 Gordon married Marie Allan, who passed away during the polio epidemic in 1952. Gordon married Violet Anderson in 1954 and they had two children, Roger and Phyllis. In his earlier years, Gordon enjoyed curling, hunting, and especially time with family and friends. He liked to help out with community organizations such as the Creelman Agricultural Society and Creelman Telephone Board. On the farm, Gordon and Vi enjoyed their many wonderful neighbors who became close friends as they worked and socialized together. Many new friends were added when they retired from the farm to Weyburn in 1981. Gordon became enthusiastic about flower and vegetable gardening and spent many hours playing shuffle board, pool, and cribbage at the Wheatland Senior Centre. Listening to old time music and watching baseball, football, and hockey were long standing favourite pastimes. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, William and Grace Paterson, brother Roy Paterson, and infant sister, Jean Paterson. He will be lovingly remembered by his family: wife, Violet Paterson of Weyburn; son, Roger (Trudy) Paterson of Regina; daughter, Phyllis Paterson (Tom Best) of Saskatoon; sister, Aileen (Daniel) Anderson of Norquay; sister-in-law, Velma Paterson of Creelman; five grandchildren, Ryan, April, Collin, Brooke and Evan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held on October 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church Weyburn, with Gary Goran officiating. Interment followed at the Creelman Cemetery.
- Joy Winetta. The family of Joy Winetta Petz announce her passing on January 30, 2002. Joy was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Bertha Petz. She is survived by her brother, Denny and wife Flo, of Esterhazy and their children; Joy Anne, Pat, David, and Raymond and their families; and by her sister Gina Atkinson and husband Fred of Toronto along with their children; Ted, Gwen, and Garth and their families. Joy was born August 16, 1922 in Creelman, Saskatchewan. The family moved to Wadena in 1934. Joy played goalie for the women's hockey team in her teens. Her two great loves in life were books and the sound tracks of musicals and big bands from the 1940's and 50's. Joy called her books her friends. She took normal school in Saskatoon and taught at Westport and Canora. Joy then attended the University of Saskatchewan, obtaining a B.A. and B. Ed. She taught at Moosomin and then at Scott Collegiate in Regina. Her students were both a great joy and a bane to her existence but she loved her work. She retired in 1979 in Regina. Joy spent many of her summers at the family home in Wadena, while her parents were alive, helping in the grocery store and cementing friendships. Parts of other summers were spent visiting her family, particularly her sister Gina. Visits to museums and theaters as well as shopping were a major part of these trips. She greatly enjoyed her nephews and nieces and later their families, always being up-to-date on everyone's news. She had hoped to do some travelling in her retirement but problems with cataracts and later Alzheimer disease prevented much of this. There will be no service at this time. Interment of Joy's ashes will be held at a later date in Wadena. The family would like to thank her friends and caregivers for being so supportive of Joy during the years of her illness.
- Gordon, late of Weyburn, SK, formerly of Fillmore, SK. passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the age of 73 years. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, George and Catherine Pollock. He will be lovingly remembered by his son, Greg Pollock of Emerald Park, SK; his brother, Norman Sam Pollock of Fillmore, SK; his sister, Joan (Don) Lubiens of Fillmore, SK as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 28, 2011 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK at 1:00 PM with Rob Shultz, Lila Larson and Tracy Colwill officiating. Interment to follow at a later date at Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, SK.
- Hazel Irene Pollock, late of Fillmore, Sask., passed away on March 12, 2004 at the age of 87 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Fillmore, Sask.
- Norman ‘Sam’ McKenzie Pollock,late of Stoughton, formerly of Fillmore, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the age of 82 years. Norman ‘Sam’ was predeceased by his parents, George and Catherine ‘Cassie’ Pollock; his wife Maxine; his son Lane and an infant son Derrik; also his brother Gordon. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Corry Desjarlais of Fillmore; his grandchildren Angel Grieve and Brett Grieve of Fillmore; his step-daughter Triphina (Casey) Wirth; his sister Joan (Don) Lubiens of Regina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date at Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, SK.
- Pearl (nee Dickie). On Wednesday, June 9, 1999, Pearl Pollock, late of Fillmore, passed away at Fillmore Health Centre, at the age of 80 years. Pearl was born July 27, 1918 at Creelman. Predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Ellen Dickie; one son, Lorne Pollock; four brothers: Bob, Gordon, Harry and Tom; five sisters: Margaret Pollock, Mary Foss, Clara Sutherland, Eva McKinnon and Mable Dunn. Pearl leaves to mourn her loving husband, Roy Pollock of Fillmore; two sons: Glenn (Debbie) Pollock of Airdrie, AB and Guy (Joy) Pollock of Fillmore; one daughter, Gail (Thomas) Nieckar of Rama, SK; one daughter-in-law, Isabelle Pollock of Regina; two sisters: Amy (Walter) Seabrook of Stoughton, and Hazel (Ron) Babcock of Creelman; two sisters-in-law: Ivy Dickie and Dora Dickie, both of Stoughton; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Friday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Interment followed in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers.
- Roy George. On Tuesday, June 24, 2003, Roy George Pollock, late of Fillmore, passed away at Canora Hospital at the age of 86 years. Roy was born February 16, 1917 in Fillmore, and was predeceased by his parents, Mary Dawson and Samuel Pollock; his son, Lorne and wife, Pearl; and three brothers: Eain, Murray and Ray. Roy is survived by his children: Glenn (Debbie) Pollock of Airdrie, AB; Guy (Joy) Pollock of Fillmore; and Gail (Tom) Nieckar of Rama; daughter-in-law, Isabelle Pollock of Regina; brother, Morris Pollock of Fillmore; two sisters: Edna Taylor of Fillmore. and Doreen Jensen of Regina,; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Roy George Pollock was born and raised in Fillmore. In 1937 he married Pearl Dickie and together they farmed and lived all their lives in Fillmore. They were married one month short of their 60th Wedding Anniversary at the time of Pearl's passing. Roy was an excellent farmer and enjoyed trapping in the winter time after he retired. He enjoyed taking his boys to hockey games and attending all sports activities. He was an avid hunter until his health didn't allow it and loved to curl, but fishing was his first love and he went on many fishing trips. If fishing was mentioned, Roy was always ready to go. He was a member of the Fillmore United Church, on the school board, an R.M. councillor and a member of the Lions Club. Roy was always supportive of his family and loved attending all their activities. He and Pearl enjoyed playing cards, and he was known for his slight of hand by all who played with him. He'll always be remembered and always loved by his family. A Memorial Service was held Friday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore United Church, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed in Fillmore Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary pallbearers. Flowers most gratefully declined.
- John Lachlan. On Sunday, June 30, 2002, John Lachlan Pringle, late of Griffin, passed away peacefully at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, George and Margaret Pringle, and by one brother Bruce. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marj Pringle and their children: Bob (Donna) Pringle; Jim (Shelley) Pringle; Judy (Mel) Grudeski and Ron Pringle; eight grandchildren: Kathryn, Jamie (Andy), Jason, Shauna, Jeremy, Karlen, Heather and Dana; and two great grandchildren: Blake and Gus; six sisters: Agnes Sellsted, Jean (Jim) Park, Marina (Jack) Palmer, Barbara Pringle, Gladys (Milton) Bice and Donna (Frank) Appell; one brother, Allan (Freddie) Pringle; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Thursday, July 4, at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating.
- Margaret (nee Johnston). The funeral service for the late Margaret Pringle, Fillmore, was held in Fillmore United Church on Monday, March 29, 1999 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Margaret was born in Hardieville, AB on August 24, 1909 and died Friday, March 26, 1999. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Catherine Johnston; her husband, John; two brothers, Tom and George; two sisters, Jean and Janet (Gosselin) and is survived by her son, Darwin (Carol), Victoria, BC; her daughter Sheaunid (Dale) Wiggins, Fillmore; eight grandchildren: Warren (Vernna), Kevin (Debbie), Jody and Todd Wiggins; Jim (Joanne Oatman) Pringle, Vicki (Bill) Simons, Jacki Kirkwood, and Jolene Pringle; one honorary grandson, Scottie Smith; nine great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Katie McCartney, Edmonton; Bill and Kay Pringle, Port Hardy, BC; Margaret Pringle, Chilliwack, BC; Ruth Krisko, Regina; Edna and Al Roy, Toronto; as well as her nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were Warren, Kevin, Jody, Todd Wiggins, Scottie Smith, Bob Pringle. Following committal in Fillmore cemetery, lunch was served in the Fillmore Hall, followed by a family supper in the United Church.
- Marjorie Phyllis (nee Leas). On Wednesday, June 18, 2003, Marjorie Phyllis Pringle late of Griffin, passed away at the age of 69 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, Eugene and Eva Leas; brothers: Elmer, Eddie, Herb, Vernon, Ernie and Donnie; and by her husband, John Pringle in 2002. Marj will be lovingly remembered by her children: Bob (Donna) Pringle; Jim (Shelley) Pringle; Judy (Mel) Grudeski and Ron Pringle; eight grandchildren: Kathryn, Jamie (Andy), Jason, Shauna, Jeremy (Brieanne), Karlen, Heather and Dana; two great grandchildren: Blake and Gus; one brother, Clarence (Sophie) Leas; one sister, Irene (Ken) Cocks; sister-in-law, Evelyn Leas. Also survived by in-laws: Agnes Sellsted, Allan (Freddie) Pringle, Jean (Jim) Park, Marina (Jack) Palmer, Barbara Pringle, Milt Bice, Donna (Frank) Appell, and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Saturday, June 21, from Fillmore Cemetery with Rev. Heather Lea officiating.
- Ronald Gordon John. On Friday, June 8, 2007, Ronald Gordon John Pringle, late of Griffin passed away at the age of 50 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Marjorie and John Pringle and by his grandparents. Ron is survived by two brothers: Robert (Donna) Pringle and Jim (Shelley) Pringle and by one sister, Judy (Mel) Grudeski; nieces and nephews: Kathryn (Cory) Goodale, Jamie (Andy) Bell, Jason (Jordan) Pringle, Shauna (Simon) Pringle, Jeremy (Breanne) Pringle, Karlen Grudeski, Heather Pringle and Dana (Matt) Grudeski, four great nephews and nieces, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Ron was born January 5, 1957 at Fillmore. He attended Fillmore School and then took up farming in the R.M. of Griffin #66. Ron farmed both with grain and cattle. He enjoyed woodworking and dearly loved his nieces and nephews. He lived his whole life at Fillmore, and leaves some special friends in Glen Sander and John Reiner, to remember their time together. Cremation with no Funeral Service by request. Interment will be at a later date.
- Lillian Jean (nee Lockhart) was born on November 14, 1907 to Edward and Lillian Lockhart at Fertile. She was the third daughter and the first to be born in Saskatchewan. She was followed by another sister and two brothers. Jean and her sisters began school after it was built in 1916. Since she was left handed, she was forced to learn and write with her left hand tied behind her back. In spite of this she had beautiful handwriting, which we all enjoyed in notes and carefully chosen cards. In her early years she worked for farmers during harvest as well as loved to dance. In 1928 she attended Normal School in Regina. Her first school was Freewill School, north of Creelman, followed by two years at Conner School, close to Cedoux. On July 20, 1932 she married Mac Purdon of Antler, who was farming at Forward, at the time. After harvest, they moved back to Antler to live with Mac's parents. The move was made then by horses. There was a lot of work for a woman, gardening, animals to care for, harvest, knitting and sewing for the family. She was always interested in school and church events. Jean was secretary for various groups, for several years. She had a lot of patience when helping with homework and studying. In 1947, they moved to their own farm at Creelman. She then began to curl and square dance. In 1974 they moved to a new home in Creelman. They celebrated their 50th, 60th and 65th anniversaries. TV brought her the Jay's games along with embroidery, crochet, knitting and quilting. Bingo was an important part of her life, which she attended with the help of family or neighbors. In 1998 Mac's health necessitated a move to Parkway Lodge in Weyburn where Mac died on September 11, 1998. Jean had great care from the staff. She enjoyed visits, going out to the hairdresser, lunch out and seeing people, cooking, baking, going for walks and entertainment by various music groups. The loss of the ability to walk, approximately 1 1/2 years ago, was very disappointing to her. She passed away quietly on September 2, 2005 at the age of 97 years. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Lillian Lockhart; her husband, Mac; two great grandchildren, Kari Braun and Jeff Chipley; two sons-in-law, Lyle Chipley and Daryl Muir; two brothers: Jack and Harry Lockhart and three sisters: Laura Lockhart, Anna Davis and Winnie Glaspey. Jean is survived by her children: Maxine Chipley Muir, Weyburn, Lyalle (Zelda) Purdon, St. Albert, AB, Viola (Jim) Carnegie, Creelman, Lawrence (Judith) Purdon, Sherwood Park, AB and Enid (Bob) Gillies, Tyvan; 18 grandchildren: Duane (Lynn) Chipley, Lynnis (Dale) Rondeau, Don Chipley (Lory Jurgens), Ken Chipley (Monai Wanner), Janet Chipley (Gordon Collins), Darcy (Gayle) Purdon, Scot (Tracy) Purdon, Shauna (Darcy) Granger, Todd (Beth) Purdon, Linda (Ken) Braun, Brad (Angela) Carnegie, Larry Carnegie, Holly (Lyn) Harvey, Kim (Gary) Blair, Candice (Terry) Kereliuk, Kevin (Dawn) Gillies, Pam Gillies, Terry Gillies (Samantha English); 31 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 6, at 11:00 a.m. from the Creelman United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. The active pallbearers were represented by the grandchildren: Kevin and Terry Gillies, Brad and Larry Carnegie, Darcy and Scot Purdon, Duane and Ken Chipley. The staff at Parkway Lodge were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
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- Mary (nee Bonk) August 31, 1927 - December 19, 2014. On Friday, December 19, 2014, Mary Raczynski, widow of Luie Raczynski, Fillmore, SK died at the age of 87 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Fillmore, SK on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Dennis Remot. Interment in Fillmore Cemetery. Mary was predeceased by her husband Luie; her parents Andrew and Katherine Bonk; five brothers: Charlie, Andrew, Jack, Louis and Mike Bonk. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Martin (Carole), Marlene (Jean) Paulhus, Stan (Linda), Allan (Lorna) and Randy; her grandchildren: Charlene (Kevin) Kirchmaier and their daughters Katarina and Kirsten; Joseph Paulhus; Rhonda (Jay) Loro and their family Justin and Avery; Leanne (Mike) Curtin and their son Joshua; Holly Raczynski and Wyatt McDonald; Luie (Kathy) Raczynski and their daughters Madeline and Sydney; Jody (Lisa) Raczynski and their daughters Emerson and Brooklyn; her sisters and brothers: Sophie Raczynski, Frances Krainyk, Nellie Skiba, Victoria Short and Steve Bank and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Jerreanna (nee Zinkewich) September 16, 1941 - December 10, 2008. Jerreanna peacefully succumbed to her battle with Multiple Myeloma on December 10, 2008, only months after her 67th birthday. Jerry was born in Fillmore, Sask. and was the eldest of four children. She worked on the family farm with parents, Matt and Julia Zinkewich before she moved to Regina in 1960. It was there she attended the Reliance School of Commerce and completed her secretarial program. She later met her husband of 45 years, Bozidar Ramov, at a local dance. She and Mike moved to BC in 1973 with their 2 children, Randy and Ramona where Jerry worked as an Administrative Secretary in the Nursing Office at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for 22 years. She retired in 1997 and had since enjoyed many cruises and trips to Las Vegas. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with her only grandson, Jaxon. Jerry is survived by her husband, Bozidar, daughter Ramona (Paul), grandson Jazon, grand stepdaughter Taylor, son Randy, sisters Alice (Ed), Olga (Redge), brother Len (Brenda), nieces and nephews Kelly, Jeff, Sherri, Laura, Celeste, Jaryd and Tanya. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The Ramov family would like to extend their thanks to the doctors and nurses of VGH, NRGH and Woodgrove Manor, with special thanks to Dr. Forrester for making Jerry's last days dignified and painless. A service for Jerreanna will be held Thursday, December 18, 2008 at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo, BC.
- Dr. John Philip. With great sadness the family of Dr. John Philip Raney announces his death on Sunday, July 8, 2007, at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. Philip was born October 5 1954, in Fillmore, the youngest of four children born to George and Frances Raney. He grew up in Handsworth, and attended elementary and high school in Stoughton. Philip graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BSc (High Honours in Biochemistry) in 1975, and a PhD in Biochemistry in 1983. During this time he met Barbara Jackson and they married in August 1977, making their first home in Saskatoon, then living in Dundurn for several years before moving to the Clavet area in 2001. Their daughter Alexandra was born in 1982 and son Michael in 1984. Philip was employed as a Research Scientist at Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, and was highly respected for his analytical and research work. He was an active Christian, a member of the Saskatoon Central Seventh-day Adventist Church for 30 years. He loved his Lord and trusted in God to the very end of his life. His passions in life were his family, his garden, and music of all types. Philip loved his family dearly and was proud of his children's achievements, especially as they completed their university studies in music and education. He really enjoyed attending their concerts and recitals, and was satisfied to see them grow into strong, independent, caring young adults. Philip's vegetable gardens were amazing, and nothing pleased him more than to share the produce from his garden and greenhouses. When it came to music he enjoyed everything from classical to jazz to gospel. He loved to sing and play the piano, and spent hours searching for songs for the men's quartet he was a part of in church. There was always music at home. Philip was predeceased by his parents and brothers-in-law, Percy Phillips and Leonard Egolf. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Alexandra; son, Michael (Kristen); sisters, Ann Phillips and Esther (Joe) Alton and their families; brother, Matthew; mother-inlaw, Alexandra Jackson; brother-in-law, Raymond (Marion) Jackson; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Egolf and Sylvia (George) Haines and their families; and many other relatives, colleagues and friends.
- Edith Helen (November 4, 1913 - November 5, 2013). On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Edith Ray, late of Creelman, SK passed away in Regina, SK at the age of 100 years. Edith is survived by her nieces and nephews, Aubrey (Betty) Ray, Linda Rutledge, Lorraine (Lyle) Dempsey, Gerald (Charlotte) Rich, Barb (Wayne) Warkentin, Susanne Deg, Judy (Raymond) Desharnais, Kate (Mike) Martinez, Cindy (Gord) Punter and John (Arlene) Ray, as well as many special great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Gertrude; brothers, Leslie, Alan and Chester; sisters, Bernice and Ethel and niece Marilyn. A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, November 8, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Ann White officiating. Interment will follow at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
- Georgina (nee Elias). On Sunday, July 22, 2007, Georgina Ray, widow of Alan Ray, passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre. Georgie was born in Limerick on January 26, 1924 and lived most of her life in the Creelman district. Georgie was predeceased by her parents, Magnus and Matilda (nee Kinchen) Elias; her husband, Alan A. Ray in 1988, her sister, Ruth; brother, Fred; in-laws: Arthur and Gertrude Ray, Margaret and Chester Ray, Leslie (Chief) Ray, Howard Allingham, Toby Phillips, Ethel Howe, Bernice Rich and nephew, Chris Gottfried. Her memory will be cherished by her children; Aubrey (Betty) Ray, Weyburn; Lorraine (Lyle) Dempsey, Heward; her grandchildren; Bart (Joan) Dempsey, Brenda (Darcy) Suchy, Bonnie Dempsey and Brad Dempsey (fiancé Megan Johnston); great grandchildren; Garrett, Caitlin and Blake Dempsey; her brothers, Art (Irene) Kinchen, Bud (Joan) Elias, Mick (Donna) Elias; her sisters, Penny Phillips, Ida Allingham, Doris (Doug) Crawford, Jean (Al) Gottfried; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Elias and Edith Ray; as well as her nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service was held on Friday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, with Don Wiberg officiating.
- Leslie Arthur. It is with great sadness that the family of the late Leslie Arthur Ray announce his passing on Friday, August 3, 2001 at the Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton at the age of 85 years. Leslie is survived by two sisters Bernice Rich, Regina and Edith Ray, Creelman; one sister-in-law Georgina Ray, Creelman; seven nieces and three nephews: Gerald (Charlotte) Rich, Regina, Barbara (Wayne) Warkentin, Humboldt, Aubrey (Betty) Ray, Weyburn, Lorraine (Lyle) Dempsey, Heward, Susanne (Allan Kuklentz) Deg, Saskatoon, Judy (Raymond) Desharnais, Regina, Kate (Mike) Martinez, Saudi Arabia, Cindy (Gordon) Punter, Saudi Arabia, John (Arlene) Ray, Creelman, and Linda (Larry) Schwab, Moose Jaw; as well as his great and great great nieces and nephews. Leslie was predeceased by his father Arthur in 1940, his mother Gertrude in 1978, two brothers Alan in 1988 and Chester in 2000, one sister Ethel Howe in 1984 and one niece Marilyn Johanson in 2000. Chief was a man who made the most of life-he lived it to the fullest. He was born on April 14, 1916 at the Raydale family farm East of Creelman to Arthur and Gertrude Ray. Leslie was the third oldest of six children. He attended school at Hartaven until grade 8, after which time he quit to help on the family farm. During his school years he acquired talents for pitching baseball and boxing. During the depression years, it was common for Les to work off the farm after their own harvest was completed. While working for a threshing crew as a young man, the foreman was unable to be on the job, and delegated authority to Les, leaving him to be the chief. From that day on, he has been known as Chief. The only substantial amount of time Les spent away from the family farm was when he worked for a steel foundry in Oshawa, ON for a winter during the mid-forties. After completing a welding course, Chief earned a well-noted reputation for excellent acetylene welding. Chief worked on the rural telephone lines around the area. With his massive strength, he dug and set the poles by himself. His love of farming for nearly 70 years continued to the present, and while unable to work the land himself, he was in full control of the decisions and inspected his crops regularly. Chief was an avid lover of nature. This led to teaching Firearm and Hunter Safety courses for over 30 years. Through his many connections, Chief enjoyed receiving as well as mounting his taxidermy collection. For 15 years Les looked forward to completing an early harvest so he could work as a Deputy Game Warden. Part of his duties was to sell gaming licences for big game, birds and fish. Through this he met many American hunters, many of which became good friends and returned year after year. This spring he was still sending reports on deer and bird sightings. With Chief's love of birds, he kept wild turkeys and guinea foul. He had chickens as recent as this spring. Les's hobbies included ice fishing, photography, and the odd auction sale, where he acquired many of his cherished antiques. In the later years, he collected an restored many antique tractors. With this interest, he looked forward to his yearly trip to the Crosby Threshing Show. With his weekly trips around the area, and his love for ice cream, his truck would naturally head for any ice cream parlor within a 50-mile radius. Leslie was a community minded and service oriented person. One of his prized accomplishments was a lifetime membership in the Masonic Lodge. Throughout his life, Chief enjoyed several little trips off the farm. his biggest one being a bus trip to Alaska. Leslie continued to lead an active life, visiting the coffee shop on a regular basis to keep abreast with the local gossip and his morning and afternoon visits to the farm to check his chickens and crops until the middle of May. Many of you-including his family-will miss his teasing ways. He will be sadly missed by his two remaining sisters, Edith and Bernice, and by all of his nieces and nephews: Gerald, Barbara, Aubrey, Lorraine, Susanne, Judy, Kate, Cindy, John and Linda, as well as all of his great and great great nieces. As Chief would say-Righto. A celebration of his life took place in St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, on Wednesday, August 8, at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Barbara Wilkins officiating. He will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate to know and love him.
- Vernon Chester. It is with great sadness that the family of the late Vernon Chester Ray announce his sudden passing on Monday, April 3, 2000 at Creelman, at the age of 81 years. Chester is survived by four daughters, Susanne Deg (Allan Kuklentz), Saskatoon, and her family Lisa (Cory) Smart, Bradwell, and Danielle Deg, Calgary; Judy (Raymond) Desharnais, Regina; Kathy (Michael) Martinez, Saudi Arabia; and Cindy (Gordon) Punter, Luton, England, and one son John (Arlene) and his family Dawn, Vincent, and Amanda, Indian Head; one brother Leslie "Chief" Ray, Creelman; two sisters, Bernice Rich, Regina, and Edith Ray, Creelman; one sister-in-law Georgina Ray, Creelman, as well as his nieces and nephews. Chester was predeceased by his loving wife, Margaret, of 52 years in1998, his father Arthur in 1940, his mother Gertrude in 1978, one brother Alan in 1988, and one sister Ethel Howe in 1984. Chester attended school at Hartaven and then worked on the home farm until 1940 when his father passed away. At that time he ventured out on his own and rented land. He farmed with horses until 1943 at which time he purchased his first Case tractor - a Model L which established his undivided loyalty to Case tractors. With his new Case tractor and a nine foot disc, working round the clock, he was able to do custom seeding in excess of 2000 acres each spring. In 1947 he purchased his own land, which he would farm for his entire life. Early in 1945, Chester met Margaret Howe while she was teaching school at Hartaven. Following a short courtship and whirlwind romance, they were married on July 2nd. They resided on their farm, adjacent to the Ray homestead. Having only a few cattle, which his brother Alan looked after for the winter, Chester was able to winter in Regina and secure employment at numerous construction sites including the Regina General Hospital and the Co-op Refinery. After a few years, he made a seasonal conversion of his one ton grain truck to a tow truck and then worked for a towing company during the winter. Come spring, they headed back to the farm in time to plant the crops. In 1955 Chester expanded his cattle herd and returned to the farm full time. In 1949 their first daughter, Susanne, was born. Over the next ten years, their family grew with the arrival of Judy in 1952, followed by twins Kate and Cindy in 1957 and finally a long awaited son, John in 1959. This completed their family. Over the years Chester supplemented his farming income by various means such as driving the school bus when needed and the bombardier for numerous winters. In the mid 60s he purchased one of the few three ton trucks in the area and was away days-on-end trucking livestock to and from community pastures. In the earlier years it was not unusual for him to make two or more trips a day to Regina Stockyards. Over the years he has trucked cattle for most farmers in the immediate area. Although cattle were his main load, he often hauled grain and occasionally pigs, sheep, horses and even chickens. A quarter of a million miles and 34 years later Chester could still be spotted driving his trusty old Dodge truck! Throughout his life, Chester was actively involved in community affairs and numerous organizations. He served on the Board of Directors for Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton from its inception in 1959 for 22 years. He served on the Fillmore Hospital board for numerous years until its conversion to a Health Care Center. He served the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipali-ties for over 30 years, in the capacities of councillor, sub-unit director and sub-unit representative. He eagerly anticipated the annual spring SARM conventions where he established lasting friendships with numerous councillors throughout Saskatchewan. He served on the Board of Directors for the Stoughton Co-operative Association from 1992-1999. He served on the PFRA Advisory Committee for Forget Community Pasture for three terms. Chester enjoyed his involvement with the Agricultural Society and served them in various positions. He was very proud to contribute to the success of the Biggest Little Fair in Saskatchewan. He was made an honorary lifetime member of Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions in 1998. With all his children actively involved in 4-H clubs, Chester enthusiastically accompanied three exchange trips to Iowa as a chaperone. He cherished the lifelong memories and friendships he gained from these travels. Chester was always a very busy man. One of his favorite social activities was attending auction sales far and wide. So much so that, to his delight, he was honored with reserved-bid card #1 by Lackey Auctioneers. Chester rarely returned home without a bargain. Many people will fondly remember Chester for his annual tradition of standing in line to purchase tickets for Creelman Dinner Theater. He was extremely pleased to have his entire family with him in November, which unfortunately, was to be his last dinner theater. Chester's children were a great source of pride to him. Education was a priority and he encouraged them to pursue their chosen careers. He ensured their growth as individuals and supported all of their endeavors. He was very proud of all of his children and happy to know that his son, John, would continue the family farming tradition. As his children married, Chester warmly welcomed each new member into the family. He is the proud grandfather of five grandchildren: Lisa, Danielle, Dawn, Vince and Amanda. He was a big part of their lives and will be sadly missed by all of them. In 1994 Chester was excited at the prospect of oil, with the completion of 3-D seismic on his home quarter. He was often overheard to say that if oil was discovered, he would buy himself a brand new Dodge half ton truck. And sure enough, the arrival of the first oilwell saw him at the Dodge dealership ordering the latest model. His truck was well-known and recognized throughout the community. Chester lived life to the fullest and continued to defy the disease that threatened his life. Through his strength and determination, he was hauling grain up until the final days of his life. Although it may be hard for you to imagine an 80 year old man still actively farming and looking after livestock, he did it because it was his life and he loved it. After 52 years of marriage the past two years without Margaret at his side have undoubtedly been the most difficult years of his life. We can now be comforted with the knowledge that he has returned to Margaret's arms. A celebration of his life took place in St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Heather Lea officiated. He will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate to know him and love him.
- Bernice Hazel (nee Ray) passed away January 6, 2005 at St. Mary's Villa, Humboldt and the age of 92 years. Bernice was born August 15, 1912 to Gertrude (nee Turton) and Arthur Ray at Creelman, the oldest of six children. She married Frederich Charles Rich on November 13, 1942 in Regina. Most of her life was spent in Regina. She moved to St. Mary's Villa in Humboldt in November of 2001 where she remained until her passing. Bernice is survived by her son, Gerald (Charlotte) Rich of Regina and family, Trisha (Chris) Saxby, Trent (Nicolle) Rich and Gerald Rich Jr., daughter Barb (Wayne) Warkentin of Humboldt and family, Karen Devereux and Curt Warkentin; grandson, Chris Johannsen of Regina; one sister, Edith Ray of Fillmore; one sister-in-law Georgina Ray of Fillmore. Bernice was predeceased by her parents, Arthur (1940) and Gertrude (1978) Ray; husband, Fred Rich (1958); daughter Marilyn Johannsen (2000); three brothers: Allan (1988), Chester (2000), Leslie (Chief) (2001) and one sister, Ethel Howe (1984). Inurnment was April 23 at Regina Memorial Gardens. Service was officiated by Rev. Joanne Beacon of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Humboldt.
- Marie (nee Johnson) passed away peacefully at Carlyle, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at the age of 91 years. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Clarence of 57 years; parents Oscar & Anna Johnson; brother Eldon (Elaine) Johnson; sister Mildred (Jack) Neelin. Marie was born in Fillmore on November 24, 1916. The youngest child of three, she was Daddy's little girl. She had a very happy childhood and was always ready to share a story from those days. On October 26, 1940, Marie married the love of her life, Clarence Riddell. They spent their first years together in Regina and it was during this time they had their son, Norman. They moved back to Fillmore in 1947 where Clarence went into business, and in 1972 they moved to Carlyle to join in business with their son Norman and family. Her favorite memories were of times with family, her school chums, and the many friends she made over the years. Marie particularly loved leading CGIT and cherished the many friendships she made through that association and through her church work. Quilting was a favorite past time, and she created many works of art that are now treasured heirlooms. Marie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her family unconditionally with her whole heart and will be greatly missed. She is lovingly remembered by her son Norman (Judy) Riddell; her three grandchildren: Derek (Lydia) Riddell of Calgary, Jody (Jeff) Sterzuk of Calgary and Jared (Tammie) Riddell of Carlyle; her nine great grandchildren: Jonathan, Jessica and Jordan Riddell; Taylor and Lauryn Sterzuk; Madison, Adrien, Jaiden and Nolan Riddell; nephew Dennis Neelin; niece Pat (Richard) McGillivary; sisters-in-law: Elsie (Craig) Balfour; Shirley (Trygve) Olsen; Rev. Sandra Riddell (Bill Scott). A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at Carlyle United Church, with Rev. John Bullas officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. All who shared in Marie's life are considered Honorary Pallbearers.
- Bertha Victoria (nee MacDonald). Following her death on February 10, 2004, a celebration of the life of Bertha Victoria Rose (January 2, 1924 - February 10, 2004) was held at Grace United Church, Stoughton, on February 14, 2004. Rev. Earla McKinnell officiated with family members taking part. Interment was in Heward Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charlie Allan, Clarry Cameron, Ralph Dickie, Ralph Hemphill, Roy Obst, and Nolan Wallace. Bertha was predeceased by her parents, Neil and Victoria MacDonald, four brothers; John, Archie, Ken and Gib MacDonald and two sisters; Minerva Bossenberry and Doreen Hay; also a son-in-law, Jim Popplestone. She is survived by two daughters: Cheryl Popplestone and Bette (Peter) Greidanus; grandchildren: Jackie (Rudy) Plooy and their children Adam and John, Dorothy (David) Warner and their children Danielle, Victoria, Dylan, and Josh, Giselle Popplestone, Marc (Kylie) Greidanus, Shareen Greidanus, Julie Greidanus, and Carlynne Greidanus. Also mourning her death are sisters Olivia Dammann and Opal Keturakis, in-laws Bill (Muriel) Rose, Melvina MacDonald, Wilma MacDonald, Norman Hay, Kathleen Allen and many nieces and nephews who also loved their 'Aunt Bert'. She was born and grew up near Froude. After high school she trained as a teacher and taught near Bengough and then at Froude School. She married Jim Rose on July 10, 1946 and they moved to their farm north of Heward where she lived until her death. Since she was not able to stay alone after cancer surgery in 2001, she lived at Fillmore Health Centre when family members were not available to care for her at the farm. She was very active in the farm business that she and Jim shared with his brother Bill. Many people in surrounding communities remember her for the stretch and sew classes she taught where women, some never having sewn before, learned to sew knit materials. Bertha was a fitness enthusiast: she enjoyed exercise routines, walking, curling, bowling, and shuffleboard. Some of the things that were very special to Bertha were family and friends, babies, roses, bone china, and ice cream, and a good hand of cribbage. Never too old to learn, she bought a computer in 1999 and enjoyed using it. She was a member of the United Church of Canada, the Legion Auxiliary, and was very active on the Sequin rink committee. Her interest in homemaking, her natural talent as a teacher, her education, and life experience set her up to be an awesome mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved and guided her family, often without words, by modeling and quiet expectation.
- James Edward Rose, late of Stoughton, passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital surrounded by family, February 6, 1999 at the age of 76 years. Jim was born November 21, 1922. He loved people, farm work and life. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Teddy and Mary Rose; uncles: Frank Rose, Harv Cull, Arthur Cull and Bill Cull; aunts: Helen Pegelow, Harriet Shafer and Irene Cull; one sister, Marjory Smith; one brother-in-law, Elwood Smith; and one son-in-law, Jim Popplestone. Jim was the loved and loving husband of Bertha (nee MacDonald); proud father of daughters Cheryl Popplestone of Pilot Mound, MB; Bette (Peter) Greidanus of Lethbridge, AB; very proud grandpa of Jackie (Rudy Plooy) and Giselle Popplestone; Dorothy (Dave) Warner; Marc, Shareen, Julie and Carlynne Greidanus; great granddaughters: Danielle and Victoria Warner; two brothers Ernest (Lillian) Dickey, and Bill (Muriel) Rose his life-long farming partner; two sisters, Kay (Donald) Allan and Carrie (Edward) Knight; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing was held Thursday, February 11 at 11:30 a.m. from the Heward Hall with interment following at 1:00 p.m. in Heward Cemetery. A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 11 from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Chester Ray, Floyd Hemphill, Dave Hemphill, Lyall McKee, Mac Allan, Art Mowles, Walter Seabrook and Leslie (Chief) Ray. The active pallbearers were Roy Obst, Clarry Cameron, Alex Allan, Ralph Dickie, Ralph Hemphill and Nolan Wallace.
- Eva Bell (nee Chisholm). On Wednesday, September 25, 2002, Eva Bell Ross passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre, at the age of 96 years. Eva was born July 18, 1906 at West Hawkesbury, Prescott County, Ontario. Predeceased by her parents, Neil and Margaret Chisholm; her husband, Lester; three brothers: Roderick Chisholm, Frazer Chisholm and William Chisholm; and one sister, Hazel Chisholm. Eva will be lovingly remembered by one brother, Ken Chisholm of Stoughton; nephew, Neil Chisholm (Gerry) of Edmonton, AB; grand nephews: Rodney (Yvonne) Chisholm and family of Spruce Grove, AB and Wesley Chisholm and family of Stony Plain, AB. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at 2 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. The eulogy was given by Dorothy and Gerry. Interment followed in Handsworth Cemetery, Handsworth. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Bruce Shoemacher, Cecil Clark, Harvey Tschetter, Johan Svorkdal, Dwight Shiels and Bill Holonics.
- William Laughlin Jr. On Friday December 8th, 2000 William Laughlin Russell Jr. late of Stoughton passed away at Stoughton at the age of 80 years. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 12th, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. from the Stoughton United Church, Stoughton Sk. with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment of the cremains will follow in the Heward Cemetery.
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- Ernest Anton Sander passed away on September 28, 2013 at the age of 92 years with his family at his side. Ernest was predeceased by his parents August and Anne; his wife Verna; daughters-in-law: Grace and Carol; grandson Dwight; brothers: Frederick, Ferdinand, and Alfred; sisters: Hannah, Louise, and Elizabeth. Ernest will be greatly missed by his children: Glenn, Ron (Dianne), Larry (Joyce), Sharon (Dennis) Maley, Randy, Kevin (Colleen), Murray (Marianne), Janice (Bruce) Wagner; 18 grandchildren: Trevor (Lynn) Turkington, Joanne (Tim) Smith, Paula Jayne (Hussain) Ismaili, Heath Harling, Jason (Sharlene) Maley, Charla (Keith) Seto, Jeff (Kristeen) Maley, Michelle Woywitka, Kevin (Carrie) Fee, Ryan (Megan) Sander, Jolene(James) Sapara, Haley Sander, Michelle (Scott) Kuypers, Curtis Sander, Chris (Lindsey) Wagner, Brad (Jessica) Wagner, Jared (Tara) Wagner and Dustin Wagner; 21 great grandchildren: Draven, Santanna and Colton Turkington, Ryden, Jarrin, Keianna and Annalina Smith, Richard, Carmen, Allison and Kathleen Sander, Alexandria Ismaili, Madisen Leeks and Dalton Maley Alexandra and Steven Maley, Nicholas Seto, Kaitlynn and Dylan Fee, Kade and Rhett Wagner; sister Elsie Pearn; brother Walter; sisters-in-law Victoria Sander, Leona Sander, and Gertrude Hausch; as well as nieces, nephews and friends. Ernest was born on March 1, 1921 near Loreborn. He attended a country school then took his high school at Loreborn. In the fall of 1942, he was conscripted into the army and served with the Regina Rifle Regiment until 1944. In the fall of 1944 he married Verna Hausch of Creelman. In 1946 they started farming in the Griffin district and he had continued to farm until recently. In addition to farming he drove a school bus for numerous years. Ernest had served on the local school board, the Ideal Telephone board, as a committee member for the Wheat Pool and a council member for the Zion Lutheran Church. Ernest enjoyed his family, friends and coffee row. A funeral service for Ernest was held on Saturday, October 5 at 10:30 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Martin Olson, officiating. Interment followed at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
- Mary Ellen Jane (nee Timmons) passed away on Monday, January 17, 2000 at the age of 91 years. She was born on the farm in the Oakley District near Alida, SK the youngest of ten children. Mary was predeceased by her husband Harvey in 1987, her parents Thomas and Mary (Polly) Timmons, her six sisters and three brothers. She is survived by two sons Ross (Nora) of Innisfail, AB; Barry (Wilma) of Bon Accord, AB; and three daughters Sheila (Lloyd) Hall of Fillmore; Della (Derwyn) Reed of Edmonton; AB; and Edna (Gordon) Gessell of Devon, AB. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, two brothers-in-law, seven sisters-in-law, and several nephews and nieces. Harvey and Mary farmed in the Glen Ewen district for many years before retiring to Oxbow. They then moved to Fillmore in 1981 to be closer to their daughter, Sheila. At the time of her death, Mary was a resident of the Fillmore Health Center. Mary enjoyed handiwork and crafts all of her life and especially enjoyed music. She was well known for her excellent knitting and crocheting. She loved to have visitors drop in and in her later years especially looked forward to visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
- Lawrence Benedict Schaefer, late of Estevan, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at the age of 68 years. Survived by his children, Frank (Barbara) Schaefer, Macoun; Dena (Roy) Nelson, Wishart, Sask.; Shelley Schaefer, Estevan; Angela (Dick) Parker, Squamish, B.C. Grandchildren, Christa Nelson; Garth Schaefer; JasonNelson; Brandon Schaefer and Steven Nelson. Brothers, Leonard (Agnes); Tony (Anne); George (Valerie); John (Carrie). Sister,Bernadine Goski. Sister-in-law, Ella Schaefer. Predeceased by his parents, Peter & Katherine Schaefer, brothers, Martin(Beatrice); Steve; Peter (Ida); brother-in-law, Tony Goski; nephew, Gordon Schaefer. Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27 from the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan with Doug Third officiating. Interment to follow at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 27 at Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Sask.
- Mary (nee Rodgers) 1927 - 2014. Mary Shiels passed away at Newhope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton, Sask. on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Mary is survived by her sons, Boyd (Pat) Rodgers and Dwight (Chenoa) Shiels; granddaughters, Laura Rodgers and Bethany Young and sister-in-law, Doris Blackwell. She was predeceased by her husband, Ken Shiels; infant daughter, Laura; parents, Nathan and Sarah Rodgers; brothers, Jack, Nathaniel, Bob, Bill, Tom, Jim and Dave; sister, Sarah (Betty) Matthews and surrogate mother, Mary Fraser. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Elizabeth Goodson officiating. Interment will follow at the Handsworth Cemetery.
- Amelia, late of Regina, SK, passed away on Monday, September 29, 2003 at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by her parents; husband John; son Joseph; son-in-law Val Klein; and two grandsons. Amelia is survived by her daughter Kay Klein of Calgary; son Paul (Carol) Schlosser; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 11:00 AM in Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Ave., Regina, SK, with Rev. Bill Mahoney, celebrant. Interment will follow at Fillmore Cemetery. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 10:00 AM in Little Flower R.C. Church.
- Joseph. On Friday, October 18, 2002 Joseph Schlosser, late of Regina, Sask. and Fillmore, Sask., passed away at the age of 71 years. He was predeceased by his father John and two nephews. Joseph is survived by his mother Amelia; sister Kay (Val) Klein of Calgary and brother Paul (Carol) Schlosser of Regina as well as numerous nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. in Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Ave., Regina, SK. with Rev. Bill Mahoney, celebrant. The Interment will follow in Fillmore Cemetery. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. in Little Flower R.C. Church. A special thank you to the staff of Wascana Rehabilitation Centre for the care and attention given to Joseph.
- Corwin William Schrader, beloved husband of Roseina Schrader of Stoughton, passed away quietly surrounded by his wife and family on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at the age of 79 years at Weyburn General Hospital. Corwin also leaves to cherish his memory, his four daughters: Marlene (Bob) Craig, Midale; Joyce (Bob) Skuce, Moose Jaw; Donna (Pat) Slater, Stoughton; and Sheila (Rob) Singleton, Kisbey; grandchildren: Rhonda (Dean) Fischer, Medicine Hat, AB, Layne (Melissa) Craig, Lampman, Kiley Craig (Cara Ganje), Midale, Troy Craig, Midale, Teresa (Kevin) Clark, Moose Jaw, Teena (Craig) McAuley, Moose Jaw, Rob (Tasha) Skuce, Carnduff, Amber-Lee Slater, Saskatoon, Curtis Slater (Michelle Coderre), Stoughton, Travis Singleton (Amy Voutour), Saskatoon, Brody Riley and Mitchell Singleton, Kisbey; great grandchildren: Tianna, Mariah and Melanie Fischer, Denzel Craig, Jaida McAuley, Kennedy Clark; Jayden Coderre Slater; four brothers: Cleo (Yvonne) Schrader, Forget; Harold (Irene) Schrader, Brooks, AB; Wayne (Eva) Schrader, Midale; Lloyd (Elaine) Schrader, Kisbey; two sisters: Yvette (Lewis) Long, Arcola; and Betty (Albert) Nelson, Stoughton; brother-in-law Bill (Betty) Curtis, Weyburn; sisters-in-law: Alice Schrader, Stoughton; Elaine Curtis, Regina, and Gertrude Smith, Lampman, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and cousins. Corwin was predeceased by his son, Larry, parents, Albert and Freeda Schrader, brother, Orval, sister, Jean, brothers-in-law, Dennis and Mel Curtis and Hugh Smith, sister-in-law Myrtle Schrader, mother- and father-in-law, William and Ada Curtis, nephew, Dean Schrader. Corwin was born March 1, 1922 in Rouleau, and grew up on the family farm in Forget. Corwin married Roseina Curtis on August 27, 1946 in Estevan. Corwin's adventurous spirit led him into many kinds of work. In the early years he hauled grain, coal, scrap iron and dirt; (his slogan being "cheap dirt, dirt cheap"). From there they moved to Midale where he started up Schrader Trucking, hauling oil. In 1963 the family moved to Forget where Corwin owned and operated a grader and a cat which he used to push bush. His love of animals led him to raising pigs and nutria as a hobby. In the early 80's Corwin retired but being a man of energy and ambition, he began a new business selling pipe which he continued until his death. Corwin was blessed with a loving and supportive wife who faithfully stood by him in all his endeavours. Corwin was a man of God and faithfully contributed to the work of God. He and Roseina have also supported two orphans in India and Africa for several years which Roseina will continue. An automobile accident in 1967 left Corwin with limited sight and hearing but his devotion and strong commitment to his family gave him the courage and strength to carry on and provide for them even though it was very difficult at times. His eyesight continually grew worse and in 1991 the family's prayers were answered when Dr. Judelson in Regina performed a lens implant and a cornea transplant which gave Corwin a brand new lease on life enabling him to thoroughly enjoy his grandchildren. Corwin had five cornea transplants in total. Despite all the hardships and hard work endured, he enjoyed his family and shared many happy times with them all. The grandchildren and great grandchildren brought him endless pleasure. Corwin was very musical and often entertained his family with his violin. Corwin was dearly loved and respected by all his family and will be sadly missed forever. The funeral service was held April 21 at the Stoughton Apostolic Church with lunch following the service at the Stoughton Legion Hall. Pallbearers were: Layne, Kiley and Troy Craig, Rob Skuce, Curtis Slater, Travis, Brody, Riley and Mitchell Singleton, all grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were all who shared in Corwin's life. Pastor Graham Beke officiated. Interment at the Heward Cemetery, Heward, will take place at a later date.
- Dorothy Viola (nee Ballard) November 24, 1913 - July 14, 2013. Dorothy Scott, late of Fillmore, Weyburn and Regina, SK; Nelson, BC; Picton and Belleville, ON, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the age of 99 years. She will be sadly missed by her family and everyone that knew her well. Predeceased by her loving husband James Lachlan ("Lochie") in 1998; parents George and Harriet Ballard; brothers Clarence and Harvey. Dorothy is survived by nieces and nephews; Lynda (Greg) Geddis of Prince Edward County, Ontario; Lyle (Marion) of Weyburn, SK; Lawrence Ballard of Regina, SK, and James (Beth) Morton of Bettendorf, Iowa. Dorothy will be most fondly remembered by family and friends as the loving wife of her husband Lochie who was the Postmaster in Fillmore for many years. After Lochie retired, their passion was to travel extensively throughout Canada and the United States as well as to many other destinations around the world. Since 2005, "Aunt Dot" has lived in southeastern Ontario to be close to her niece Lynda and family. In May, 2009, after recovering from surgery for a broken hip, she was fortunate to have moved into the Richmond Retirement Residence, in Belleville, Ontario. Since then, she received excellent care there. Lynda and family are very grateful for that wonderful care and wish to thank everyone at The Richmond, as well as Dr. Shipley, for all of their efforts in keeping her comfortable during her stay and for the compassion they showed Aunt Dot through the days leading up to her passing. As per Dorothy's request, there will be no funeral service. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Memorial Gardens in Regina.
- Amy Rebecca (nee Dickie). On Monday, September 23, 2002, Amy Rebecca Seabrook, passed away at Fillmore Health Centre, at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Ellen Dickie; one infant grandson, Thomas; four brothers: Bob, Gordon, Harry and Tom; six sisters; Eva McKinnon, Mable Dunn, Mary Foss, Margaret Pollock, Clara Sutherland and Pearl Pollock. Amy leaves to mourn her loving husband of 49 years, Walter Seabrook of Stoughton, SK; her son, Alvin (Winnie) Seabrook of Regina and three grandsons; Gordie (Tanya) Seabrook of Prince Albert, Michael Seabrook of Heward and Victor Seabrook of Regina; one sister, Hazel (Ron) Babcock of Fillmore; brother-in-law, Roy Pollock of Fillmore; sister-in-law, Dora Dickie; daughter-in-law, Bonnie (Gary) Duncan or Coronach; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Amy was born on October 5, 1923 at Creelman, SK, the second youngest in a family of twelve. She grew up and attended school in the Creelman District. In 1953 she married Walter Seabrook in the Creelman United Church. They lived on a farm at Heward until 1975 when they moved into Heward. They resided there until 1985 when they moved to Stoughton. Amy was a typical farm wife, busy with all the chores on the farm, tending chickens and milking cows. She enjoyed tending her flower beds in her yard and singing. Walter and Amy spent part of one winter in Arizona and travelled to Hawaii for three weeks on year. In 1980 Amy had an operation, after which she had a stroke which put her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. She took ill on March 17, 2002 and passed away September 27th at Fillmore, SK. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Services were held Friday, September 27, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed in Heward Cemetery. All those in attendance we considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Darwin Pollock, Bruce Dickie, Albert Babcock, Noelan Wallace, Larry Seabrook and Leonard Mowles.
- Elvin Gordon passed away in Regina, Sask. on April 4, 2008 at the age of 54 years. Elvin was predeceased by his infant son Thomas and his parents Amy & Walter. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Wennie and his sons Gordon (Tania), Michael (Joleigh), Victor, Geraldine (adopted daughter), adopted sister Angie (Brian and many other relatives. A memorial service and viewing are to be held on thursday, April 17, 2008 at 6:30pm at Lee Funeral Home Chapel at 3101 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK. Funeral Service will held on April 18, 2008 at 1:00 pm at Grace United Church, Stoughton, Sask. with Rev. A. Barry Bruce officiating. Burial to follow at Heward Cemetery, Heward, Sask.
- Nellie Seabrook late of Stoughton, Sask. passed away July 10, 2005, at the age of 82 years. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK. Interment will follow in Heward Cemetery, Heward, SK. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2005 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK. Nellie was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Jean Wallace, husband, Albert Seabrook, three sisters: Julia, Jean, Elizabeth, two brothers, Robert and William. She is survived by two sons, Ron (Colline) Seabrook of Canmore, AB and Larry (Pat) Seabrook of Stoughton, SK, five grandchildren: Sean (Cindy) Seabrook of Chestermere, AB, Shawn (Tara) Seabrook of Cremona, AB, Aletha-Jean Seabrook of Canmore, AB, Jay MacDonald of Stoughton, SK, Marty (Elan) Rolufs of Regina, SK, five great grandchildren: Conor, Morgan, Corbin, Jordan, Brenden; sister, Mary Wylie, brother, Jim (Mona) Wallace; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends.
- Margaret (nee Dickie) passed away at St. Michael's Centre Hospice in Burnaby, BC on January 14, 2004 at the age of 70. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Lavica Dickie, and her brother Harvey Dickie from Creelman, Sask. Margaret was born July 6, 1933 in Creelman, Sask. and moved to Burnaby, BC in 1974. Margaret will be remembered by daughters Wanda (Gwen), Susan and her children Sheldon, Kimberley; sons Richard and his children Erika and her daughter Victoria, Jacob, Paul, Lee, Maggie; Carl (Terry) and their children Jacqueline, Kelly, Randal; Harvey (Marmy) and his son Bradley. Margaret is also survived by her sister Jean (Ron) and her brothers Allan (Della), Roy (Eva) and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will he held at 10:00 am on Friday, January 23, 2004 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam.
- Veron Joseph Sharpe of Fillmore, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at the age of 96 years. Veron was born on January 9, 1912 and grew up on the family homestead north of Glenavon. He attended Wolfe Creek country school and farmed with his dad until he wed Susan Vipond in 1947. Veron and Susan lived in Glenavon, then in the early 1950's moved to Fillmore where, with the exception of living one year in Regina, they farmed until 1973 when allergies forced a move off the farm into the town of Fillmore. Veron pursued other occupations including house construction and carpentry until Susan's passing in 1981, then assisted extended family with farming. Veron met Mavis McKague and they were married in 1991. Veron and Mavis moved to Weyburn, and upon Mavis' passing in 1998, Veron continued to live there. In 2005, Veron's health necessitated his move to the Fillmore Health Centre where he resided until his passing. Veron played an active role in the community and was very involved with the Fillmore Church Board over the years. His love for music and dancing began in his youth and remained a passion throughout his life. He was an avid dancer and frequented many square-dances near and far for many years. Veron enjoyed travelling, meeting people, and gardening. Veron touched many people's lives and will be fondly remembered for his kind and gentle nature, his compassionate and caring ways, and his willingness to lend a helping hand with a quick smile and sense of humor. Veron was predeceased by his father Joseph William Sharpe, mother Ellen Tebby, brother James, infant sister, Elsie Ellen; loving wife Susan Jane, four sisters-in-law, Mary Jane and Sarah Jane Vipond and two in infancy, three brothers-in-law William, John, and Thomas Vipond; and loving wife Mavis Noreen. He is survived by sister-in-law Roberta Sharpe, Calgary, AB, and family; brother Harry (Edith) Sharpe, Regina and family; sister-in-law Reta Vipond, Glenavon and family; stepson Art (Liz) McKague, Ogema and family; stepdaughter Sharon McCormick, Kelowna, B.C and family. A celebration of Veron's life was held at Grace United Church, Fillmore, on Friday, February 15, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Moffat Cemetery.
- Berthe (nee Picard). A long time resident of Half Moon Bay, California passed away December 20, 2009. Born March 31, 1915 in Madawaska, Maine to Alphonse and Marta Picard. Mom grew up in Lac Baker, NB. She trained as a Nurse in Montreal and worked at Nordine, where she met our Dad and married in 1941. In 1942 they moved to Regina to farm. In 1950 we moved to Fillmore to farm and Mom nursed at the hospital later becoming Matron. In 1960 they moved to her beloved California, mom continued nursing and retired in 1980. Our Mom travelled all over the world was an avid reader, loved Classical Music, knitting, crocheting, her dogs & cat, and loved seeing her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Predeceased by Dad in 1992 & grandson Dean Stott, sisters Germaine Murray, Laurette Picard, brothers Albert & Robert. She is survived by her daughters Judy (Robert) Hanson, Michelynn (Jerry) Buck, Susan (Eduardo) Figeac, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Service held at SkyLawn, California. Rest in Peace Mom We Love You & Miss You.
- Bruce Alfred Shoemaker was born on August 31, 1927 on the family farm near Handsworth, to Caroline Marie (Nielsen) and Henry Francis Shoemaker. Bruce passed away at home on Sunday August 12 2007. He attended Hillhurst and Handsworth Schools. He enjoyed Christmas concerts, building forts in the snow and all the usual forms of entertainment during those years. Visits with family and friends were very important to him. He enjoyed picking berries, gardening, fishing, swimming, curling and especially playing his guitar and singing at family gatherings and community events. Bruce has attended the Apostolic Church in Stoughton for several years. He attended community fund raisers, faithfully visited and entertained in the local senior's home. One of his favourite summer outings was Folkfest in Saskatoon. He enjoyed watching his relatives perform on stage at the Norwegian Pavilion. For a few years he took a winter holiday in B.C. He phoned many of his relatives weekly and could be relied upon for knowing how everyone in the family was doing. Bruce was a good rancher and was fond of his horses and cattle. In recent summers he had utilized his pasture to board horses commercially, so had been active in dealing with customers, checking the horses, and fencing. Bruce will be missed by his sister Sylvia Brandow, brothers Carl and Glenn, sisters-in-law Esther Shoemaker and Elsa Shoemaker, nephews & nieces and cousins. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, brothers Melvin, Donald, Grant and twi infant brothers, his sister Frances Rivers, brothers-in-law: Jean Pierre Rivers, Austin Brandow, sister-in-law Elvena Shoemaker. Rev. Robert Fenn officiated. Fletcher Funeral Chapels were charge of arrangements. Funeral was held at 2:00 p.m.August 22 at Stoughton Legion. Burial was at Handsworth cemetary followed by reception at Stoughton Legion. Pallbearers were Harold Shoemaker, Ron Brandow, Charles Brandow, Dwight Fischer, Al Shoemaker and Larry Shoemaker.
- Maurice Arthur Shotter, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Fillmore, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2006 at the age of 95 years. Maurice was predeceased by his wife, Mary; his grandson, Kevin Macdonald; son-in-law, Karl Jacob; his parents, Arthur and Florence Shotter; two sisters; Evelyn Ussery, Muriel Shotter and his uncle, Alfred Shotter. Maurice is survived by his seven children: Wilma Macdonald (Harold Shire), of Meota, Christine Jacob, Regina, Leonard (Jeanette) Shotter, Fillmore, Wilfred (Diane) Shotter, Fillmore, Viola (Thomas) Hall, Saskatoon, Norman (Sandra) Shotter, Moose Jaw and Maryanne (Neil) Slater, Regina; 16 grandchildren: Douglas (Jane Lamothe) and David Macdonald (Jennifer Power), Kim Unrau, Owen Jacob, Timothy (Glenda) Shotter, Kristi Shotter (Cory Bryant), Serina (Darcy) Mullen, Steven Shotter, Amanda (Dean) Staruiala, Jennifer Hall Hagel (Peter Hagel), Andrew (Ralanda) Hall, Michael (Misty) Shotter, Matthew (Sabrina) Shotter, Lindsay, Declan and Logan Slater; 11 great grandchildren; Mason and Cody Shotter, Jaxon, Bennett Shotter, Brayden, Peyton and Reid Shotter, Scott (Lindsay) and Jennifer Petkau, Mackenzie Macdonald and Paige; four great great grandchildren; Chase, Lynk, Seth and Jasmine and a nephew, Joel (Karyn) Ussery and their daughter Camas. Maurice was born in Fillmore on January 5, 1911, to Arthur and Florence Shotter who had emigrated from England to farm in Canada. Maurice attended Mills School, riding to school on horseback and took his high school in Fillmore. He farmed with his father and acquired his own farm nearby. He was a Registered Seed Grower until 1975. Maurice married Mary Kolbe in 1940. Together they worked on their farm and raised seven children. They moved into the village of Fillmore in 1976 and he still continued to farm with his sons, Leonard and Wilfred for another decade. Maurice enjoyed playing cribbage and other card games with friends. He enjoyed reading and he loved to go fishing. In retirement, he was a regular card player at the Fillmore Drop-In Center. Although Maurice was quiet and reserved, he also liked to surprise friends with a new joke or tall tale. Maurice had also joined the Masonic Lodge in 1933 and was a lifetime member and past Master. The Funeral Service of Remembrance for Maurice Arthur Shotter was held on Friday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Urn Bearer was Timothy Shotter. Interment followed at Fillmore Cemetery.
- Virgie Ida. On Sunday, February 17, 2002 Virgie Ida Shultz, late of Fillmore, Sask. passed away at the age of 101 years. Predeceased by her sister, Kathryn (Floyd) White; her brother, George Shultz and her nephew Keith White, Virgie is survived by her sister-in-law Helen Shultz; her nieces and nephews, Floye Barland, Evelyn White, Shirley (Bob) Hayward, Dale and Lyle Shultz, Vera (Stan) Sinclair, Kelvin (Elaine) Shultz; as well as numerous great and great great nieces, nephews and many special friends. Virgie spent many years as a teacher in the Osage, Stoughton and Carlyle districts. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in Grace United Church, Fillmore, Sask. with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment in Fillmore Cemetery.
- Rae Kathleen (July 11, 1917 - April 7, 2013) passed away peacefully in Calgary, AB at the age of 95 years. She will be dearly missed by her two sons and their families: Bob and Carol of Greensboro, NC and Terry and Judy of Calgary, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Doris Ledbrook (Winnipeg) and many nieces and nephews and their families. Rae was predeceased by her husband Gaylen and her sister Bernice Buchan. Rae was born in Fillmore, and after attending Normal School she taught at a one-room schoolhouse near Weyburn. She married Gaylen in 1941 and they lived happily in Weyburn until Gaylen’s death in 1999. A few years later she moved to Calgary to be closer to her immediate family and enjoyed many new friends at Garrison Woods Manor. Rae’s main passions were her family, golf and bridge. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Myrle and the caring staff at Newport Harbour for their wonderful care. A family memorial service will be held later in Weyburn.
- Bernard Vincent Sigda passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the age of 78 years. Bernard was predeceased by his parents, John and Barbara Sigda; brothers, Walter and Louis Sigda; sisters, Bernice (Raymond) Gall and Cecile (Leo) Giroux and brother-in-law, Aaron Gall. Bernard will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Stella Sigda; daughter, Coreene (Jeff) Strassburger and children, Carly and Kristen Sigda-Holyoak and Shea and Chase Strassburger; daughter, Connie Fiorante and children, Allie and Emma; daughter, Shantel Steinke (Chris Izsak) and children, Hannah and Carter; sister, Marcella Gall; brother, Isadore Sigda (Darlene); sister-in-law, Sophie Sigda; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as special pet, Lily. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic, Fillmore, with Father Dennis Remot celebrating. Interment took place at Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore. Pallbearers were Jeff Strassburger, Bernie Ustupski, Bill Sigda, Clyde Hall, Al David and Ray Frederiksen.
- Louis Joseph. Beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, Louie Sigda, passed away at age 85 on November 4, 2013. Prayers were held November 11th, 2013 on Remembrance Day; the Funeral Service was held November 12th, 2013 in Fillmore, SK from St. Aloysius Catholic Church. His passing was mourned by his family and friends of the community of Fillmore and southeast Weyburn area. He shall be deeply missed by daughter, Marilyn ; sons, Vincent and David ; his grandchildren, Mazin, Joshua, Janie, Latisha, Tristan & great grandson, Austin. ìGrandpaî was born on February 8th, 1928 to John and Barbara Sigda in Poland shortly before they arrived in Fillmore to build their farm. The son of a military man, it is fitting that the celebration of his life took place at this time of year - a time of gratitude & respect. His father, John Sigda, had helped contribute to the building of St. Aloysius Church, believing strongly in community. Louie enjoyed the labors of a long, successful venture as a Saskatchewan prairie farmer. He married in the early 60ís and enjoyed a 13 year marriage. Although they parted, Renee will always be remembered for her ongoing devotion to Louie & her children. Louie was a traditional man who presented himself at all times with unfailing strength as did his brothers: (deceased) Walter, Bernard and Isadore. He was deeply cared for by his sisters Marcy Gall, (deceased) Bernice Gall and (deceased) Cecille Giroux; sister-in-laws Sophie, Stella, Donna; and brother-in-laws Aaron Gall, Ray Gall and Leo Giroux. Louie had many nieces & nephews who will miss his steady nearness. Louieís family is deeply appreciative of the community whose daily presence most signified quality of life for him. His determination to live his entire life independently on his farm, amongst his neighbors and friends had revived his health to full vitality in victory over his battle with cancer in his last year of life. His sudden death of a heart attack was sorrowful but in keeping with his wishes for a natural departure. His closest grandson, Joshua, shall continue to be guided by Louieís family, in accordance with his withes. With the familyís blessings, Louieís son, David, will carry out the responsibilities of managing his fatherís homestead. Louieís family wishes to express their appreciation for the coordination of his health care by the QuíAppelle Health and Sun Country Health Regions. Finally, the family is grateful to Fletcher Funeral Chapel together with Father Fermo and Jeanette Shotter of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church for providing a service of dignity and his final resting place next to his baby daughter, Arlene.
- Walter Peter Sigda of Fillmore, Sask. died tragically on December 23, 2008 at the age of 83 years. Prayers will be held December 28, 2008 at 7:00 p.m, Funeral Mass will be held December 29th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Both at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Fillmore. We will miss you, your wife Sophie, Children: Carolyn Sigda Gervais, Val (Neil) Walters, Bill Sigda, Andrew Sigda, Steph (Willy) Guethert, Marie (Trevor) Dammann, Darlene (Don) Miller, Andrea Thomson and 11 grandchildren. The Family express their appreciation for all the great community support.
- Florence Lillian (nee Hallin). On Monday, May 14, 2001, Florence Lillian Sim, late of Stoughton, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan, at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, Charles and Mary Hallin; sister, Grace Rolufs; first husband, Ken Hollingshead; second husband, Edwin Sim; stepson, Morris Hollingshead. Florence is survived by Lloyd Hollingshead, Gary (Elizabeth) Sim; Marilyn (Alvin) Miller; Norma (Jim) Allan; Wayne (Gladys) Rolufs and Glen Rolufs; grandchildren, great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Florence was born May 22, 1915 at Windthorst and raised and educated in the Windthorst area. In 1943 she married Ken Hollingshead and they moved to Handsworth to operate the post office from their home and continued as postmistress until 1980 when she retired. They were known to all the young folk in the Handsworth area as Aunty Florence and Uncle Ken. Many of the farm children of the community can remember spending an "overnight" at the Hollingshead home. Florence was interested in everyone in the community and was loved and enjoyed by all, especially the children of Edwin and Mabel Sim. It was their home away from home when needed. She was the best mother that anyone could have had, a caring and loving person; a friend's quote, "a beloved angel" to all who knew her. In 1980 she married Edwin Sim and moved to Stoughton to live with him on Russell Street until her passing on May 14, 2001. Florence was involved in the Handsworth Home Makers as well as a member of the UCW at both Handsworth and Stoughton. She belonged to the Grace United Bible Study Group. She loved her church and had a profound faith. Reading, and entertaining her many family members and friends in her home or at Don's Place was something she enjoyed. Florence was the most gracious hostess. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in the Handsworth Cemetery, Handsworth, SK. Active pallbearers were: Michael Sim, Garth Sim, Lorne Sampson, Danny Miller, Stewart Allan and Kevin Guillemin.
- Robert Edwin. On Monday, April 23, 2001, Robert Edwin Sim, Late of Stoughton passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents, David and Alma Sim, first wife Mabel in 1977, one daughter, Valerie in 1979, one son-in-law, Lawrence Thomp-son in 1983, and one brother, Bill Sim in 1996. Edwin is survived by his wife, Florence Sim of Stoughton; his children: Gary (Elizabeth) Sim of Regina, Marilyn (Alvin) Miller of Stoughton, and Norma (Jim) Allan of Calgary, AB; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, one brother, Norman (Barbara) Sim of Regina, one sister-in-law, Dorothy Sim of Stoughton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Robert Edwin Sim was born September 4, 1917 at Gap View, SK. He was raised and educated in Gap View, living there with his parents and brothers until his marriage to Mabel Wall at Arcola on April 25, 1942. Edwin was an elevator agent with the Sask. Wheat Pool prior to enlisting in the army. He joined the armed forces in 1942 and went overseas in 1943, returning home to Handsworth in 1946. They purchased the farm just north of Handsworth in 1946 where he and Mabel raised their family. He especially loved his cattle and horses, spending a lot of his time caring for the livestock. Edwin and Mabel moved to Stoughton in July of 1975 after selling the farm. They purchased a home on Russell Street in Stoughton where Edwin continued to live after Mabel passed away October 27, 1977. Edwin was actively involved in the community at Handsworth. He was a member of the Corning and Stoughton Legion, and a member of Handsworth and Stoughton United Church, being actively involved within the church. Edwin enjoyed watching and playing all sports. He especially enjoyed curling. After he retired, he enjoyed working in his yard and gardening. He would take long walks around town visiting with people along the way. On June 28, 1980, Edwin married Florence Hollingshead. He and Florence lived in the house on Russell Street. They spent a lot of their time travelling, visiting and entertaining family and friends. The funeral service was held Friday, April 27 at Grace United Church, Stoughton, . with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Handsworth Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Legion. The active pallbearers were: Garth Sim, Danny Miller, Stewart Allan, Brian Sim, Kevin Guillemin and Lorne Sampson.
- Richard A. It is with deep sorrow we announce the sudden death of Uncle Dick following emergency surgery on November 8, 2000. Dick was born on October 20, 1916 at Heward, Sask. Dick was raised on the family farm and following the retirement of his father continued to farm the homestead with his brother Charlie until he retired to Heward and then moved to Newhope Lodge in Stoughton where he spent the last few years. Dick was predeceased by his mother and father, Mary and Jesse; his sisters: Edith, Violet, Ruby and Mary; brothers, Harry and Charlie; brother-in-law Wilf Lang; nephew Jeff Lang; great nephew Bob Anderson. Dick is survived by sisters Millie (Adam) Walbaum, Alice Lang and brother Don (Fran); brothers-in-law Leonard Hestad and Bill Davidson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Uncle Dick enjoyed life, especially the times spent with his family. His zest for activities started many family ball games and fun times. His quiet nature attracted both young and old. He loved to learn. He read constantly and continued to do so all his life and in the last year began to write many stories of his life. His wonderful sense of humour was appreciated by all who knew him. Uncle Dick loved a good conversation whether it was intellectual, philosophical, comical or whimsical. In keeping with Dick's wishes a Graveside Service will be held at Heward Cemetery on Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 2:00 p.m.
- Donald Kenneth. On Saturday, January 12, 2008, Donald Kenneth Smith, late of Heward, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 54 years. Predeceased by his father, Carl Smith, grandparents, Havelock and May Smith, Simon and Lily Beitz, cousin, Jim Smith, uncles: Dan, Earl, Owen, Jerry and Grant, aunts: Madelian, Evelyn and Rita; and his nephew, Terry Allan. Don will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Ardeth (George) Hein of Weyburn; and his family: son, Lee Smith (Janet and family) of Manning, AB and daughter, Jamie Smith and her son, Lucas of Creelman; four brothers: Victor (Colleen) and their family, Michelle Bradett, Nicholas, Erick; Darcy of Edmonton, AB; Lester of Red Deer, AB; Clifford and his family, Evan and Ashtin of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; John (Brenda) of Strasburg; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Donald Kenneth Smith was born at the Fillmore Union Hospital on July 21, 1953. He lived with his family on a farm three miles NW of Heward. Don attended Heward School up to the 8th grade, and completed his schooling in Stoughton. He worked at odd jobs mostly helping farmers while he attended school. Don loved working with horses, fixing vehicles. He had a love for mechanics and passed those skills on to his son, Lee. Don and Louanne Carnegie were married march 20, 1976 in Creelman. In 1975, Don and Bernie Krieger built a shop of their own and called it Creelman Farm Service. After Don's dad, Carl passed away, Don took over the family farm. While farming, he started working for Ralph Hemphill's Trenching and later made it full time employment with his long time friend, Ralph. Don had a great admiration for his dad's involvement in WWII and was a Legion member for a number of years. He also belonged to the United Church. Don had a real love for horses and all animals in general. His main hobbies were mechanics, golfing, curling, fishing and farming. He enjoyed traveling to Mexico, socializing with friends and drinking the odd 'cool one', Don is truly Canadian eh!! He was involved with the Creelman Dinner Theatre and with judging horses at the Creelman Fair. He was always there to help and support with community events. One of the most important events in his life was the birth of his grandson, Lucas, who was truly his pride and joy. Lucas inspired grandpa to stay strong and maintain Don's determination to fight the biggest battle of his life, cancer. Don was a wonderful father and was always there for his kids. He was very proud of their accomplishments. Don passed away with real peace of mind and reassurance with his son and daughter at his side. A Graveside Service was held Wednesday, January 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Heward Cemetery, with Rev. John Lea officiating. Interment followed. The honorary pallbearers were Allan Carnegie and Ralph Hemphill.
- James Robert. On Tuesday, May 25, 1999, James Robert Smith, late of Creelman, passed away suddenly at the age of 47 years. Predeceased by his father, Owen Smith. James leaves to mourn his wife, Glenda, of Creelman; their two sons: Aaron (Haley McIntosh) Smith and Jason Smith of Creelman; his mother, Myrtle Smith of Stoughton; one sister, Brenda Bryce of Shaunavon; half brother, Pat (Margaret) Kelly of Medicine Hat, AB; half sisters: Elaine (Ron) Fortier of Langley, BC; Debbie (Randy Stuber) Yates of Medicine Hat; mother-in-law, Lorraine (Jim) Melnychuk of Regina; father-in-law, John (Peggy) Okell of Lebret; sister-in-law, Sandra (Randy) Clarke of Regina; grandmother Walz; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. James was born on March 23, 1952 in Swift Current. He took his schooling in Creelman up to grade seven. He was raised on the family farm, and was very mechanically inclined. He attended the United Church Sunday School. He married Glenda Okell on January 28, 1977 in Weyburn. They lived in Creelman for the first two years, and then moved to the family farm where he lived until his passing. James was very happy at the birth of his two sons, and when he met his half brothers and sisters. He always liked family drives to see the countryside. He loved fishing, camping, finding out what makes things tick and enjoyed threshing bees. He was a very friendly and outgoing person. No matter how busy he was, he always had time to stop and say hello, and was always ready to help others. Funeral service was held Friday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Interment followed in Heward Cemetery, Heward. Honorary pallbearers were: Pat Kelly, George Holyoak, Don Anslow and Bernie Krieger. The active pallbearers were: Nelson McKee, Raymond Carlson, Raymind Tully, Dennis Thompson, Gordon Tully and Don Smith.
- Lena May Smith, late of Weyburn passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the age of 98 years. Lena May was predeceased by her parents, May (nee MacCharles) and Havelock Smith, brothers: Daniel, Harvey, Earl, Carl, Wesley, Owen, Leslie and Jerry 'Eddie' and two nephews. Lena May is survived by her sisters-in-law: May Smith, Weyburn, Ardeth Hein, Weyburn, Mrytle Smith, Stoughton, Elsie Smith, Winnipeg, Grace Smith, Toronto, 16 nieces and nephews as well as numerous great nieces, nephews and great greats. Lena May was born May 26, 1912 at the family farm east of Creelman, an only daughter for May and Havelock. She attended school at West Heward and Creelman. In 1935, she arrived in Winnipeg, MB to reside at 1815 Portage Ave. which would be her home for the next 37 years. Lena May shared a home with her aunt Lena MacCharles and soon joined her in the Millinery and Dressmaking business. During her time in Winnipeg she volunteered for 27 years with St. John Ambulance, obtaining various certifications and a long service award. In 1972, along with her frail aunty Lena, Lena May moved back to Creelman to live with and care for her mother, as well as her Aunt. In Creelman, Lena May enjoyed her church community, particularly the U.C.W. She was also a willing helper in other community endeavors. She had an amazing green thumb and enjoyed gardening and growing a wide variety of shrubs and flowers. Houseplants flourished in all her various homes, and always an African Violet could be found blooming on the window sill, right to the last days of her life. In the fall of 2001, with much regret, Lena May moved to Parkway Lodge in Weyburn. In failing health she moved to Tatagwa View in February, 2011 where she died peacefully. Her last many years were enhanced by the care, kindness, patience and understanding of her niece-in-law and nephew, Judy and Dennis Smith. From the rest of the family, Thank You. Interment took place on Saturday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Heward Cemetery, Heward. A funeral service for Lena May was held on Saturday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Andrew’s United Church, Creelman with Rev. Nick Judson, officiating. Pallbearers were Lyle Smith, Dennis Smith, Victor Smith, John Smith, Danell vanStaveren and Garon Pretty.
- Bertha Anne Sorsdahl, late of Fillmore, age 82 years, passed away April 10, 1999. Bertha was predeceased by her parents Charles and Amelia Benton; her husband Louis Sorsdahl; one infant daughter Gail Sorsdahl; one son Dwayne Sorsdahl. She leaves to mourn her seven sons: Larry (Sharon) Sorsdahl of Regina; James (Edna) Sorsdahl of Calgary, AB; Charles Sorsdahl of Victoria, BC; Dale (Clarice) Sorsdahl of Calgary; Ken Sorsdahl of Coalhurst, AB; Doug Sorsdahl of Fillmore; Bob (Ida) Sorsdahl of Weyburn; one sister Winnie Sorsdahl; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Cremation with burial at later date. The family would like to say thank you to Dr. Burke of Regina, Dr. Gibbons in Fillmore, and special thanks to staff at Fillmore Health Centre and Palliative Care Unit in Regina.
- Fredrick Charles ""Chuck Sorsdahl passed away on February 6, 2009 in Langley, B.C. Chuck, was born in 1942 to Louis and Betty of Fillmore, Sk, Chuck was one of nine children that included six brothers (Jim, Larry, Dale, Ken, Doug and Bob) and 2 siblings who died in infancy. Chuck met and married Beverly Skilstad in 1961 and they had 5 children; Kevin (Lisa) Saskatoon, Michael Regina, Shannon (Jim) Stony Plain, Annette (Jeff) Yorkton and Nicole Regina. He had 10 grandchildren: Thomas, Maya, Anwen, Morgan, Austin, Colten, Darcelle, Danna, Jessica, Ashley. Chuck supported his children in their pursuit of sports and academics and was proud of their accomplishments. Chuck had an aptitude for business and working with people. Chuck was a hardworking independent man who left Fillmore and began his working career with the Co-operative system in 1959. He was supported to manager of Cabri, SK then transferred to Dawson Creek, BC in 1972 as manager of Building Materials, Bulk Fuel and Argo. Chuck accepted a position in Regina with Federated Co-operators in 1975. Chuck left Fed, Corp. in 1986 to pursue a career in construction. He moved to the Vancouver area in 1987, where he started and built up a home renovation business. Chuck wasn't afraid of physical labor and loved the camaraderie of a building bee. He loved to be involved in building projects and was always ready to lend a helping hand. Chuck also enjoyed hunting, fishing, waterskiing and played with the Cabri Bulldogs hockey team. Unfortunately the effect of many years of hard work and play had taken their toll on his body. In 1994 Chuck was no longer to keep up the physical demand of his career. Unable to sit idle, he shared his expertise in home maintenance. He also became a nucleus in his apartment complex. He'd share a coffee and visit, provide support and encouragement and as much assistance he was able to. Chuck fostered many friendships wherever he traveled.
- Winnifred Helena (nee Benton) passed away peacefully on March 17th, 2006 at the age of 96. Her parents Thomas and Amelia (Franklin) Benton, Husband Wilfred Sorsdahl, Sister Betty (Benton), Brother-in-law Louis Sorsdahl predecease her. Winnie leaves to celebrate her life: only child Arvid (Marie) Sorsdahl, Grandchildren, Sheila (Calvin) Pankratz, Timothy (Vicky Roslinsky) Sorsdahl, Katherine (Arnold) Buehler; Great Grandchildren: Angela and Kyle Pankratz and Daniel, Aaron and Maria Buehler and one Great Great Grandchild Kellan Pankratz, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends. Winnie was born September 23 1909 in England. She immigrated to Canada in 1914 and settled in Fillmore. Completed grade 12 in 1929 and attained the standing of Permanent First Class Teacher from Regina Normal School in 1932. She met her soul mate Wilf, married him on November 2 1935, and settled in Fillmore. They were blessed with a son, Arvid, on November 7 1940. Winnie's love for children touched every aspect of her life. She believed in teaching by example and a busy child is a happy child. As Mother, teacher and scout leader she lived that belief. Most will remember Winnie in her garden surrounded by flowers. A nice break to gardening was having a friend come for afternoon tea and of course cookies. Winnie was an active member of the Rebecca Lodge, U.C.W, and Women's Missionary society for over 50 years. In her golden years she took courses in book keeping, traveled extensively, and even learned to drive at the age of 76. Winnie's passion and dedication to her family, church, and community will be missed. A celebration of her life will take place at Fillmore United Church on March 30th at 2:00 pm with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment to follow in Fillmore Cemetery. The Honorary Pallbearers will be all those attending.
- Raymond passed away suddenly on March 16, 2006 in Regina, SK. at the age of 83 years. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Verna (nee Krieger); children Luanne Wimpney, Murray (Selina), Brian (Brenda), Brenda (Barry) Rodko, Twyla (Brad) Pateman, Lisa (Del) Stanley; grandchildren Shawn (Shauna), Stacy (Jolene), Jaylene (Doug), Jonathan (Katie), Elissa (Jason), Kristel (Jason), Amber (Jon), Murena, Brianna, Justin, Hayley and Cameron; great grandchildren Shelby, Shaylene and Shanel; brother Len (Irene) and sister Anne (Tony) Schaefer as well as other family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Barbara; brothers Lloyd and Gus and sonin-law Jack Wimpney. Ray was born on August 3, 1922 near Dilke, SK; he grew up in the Chamberlain area and farmed in the Fillmore area before settling in Regina. Ray married Verna in Regina on May 23, 1946. They spent many years prospering in the taxicab business where they made many life-long friends. In his spare time, Ray excelled at 10-pin bowling and was passionate about his sports, traveling south, fishing, hunting and gardening at Regina Beach. He had a very full life enjoying many activities with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A visitation will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. on Monday, March 20, 2006 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. with cremation to follow. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
- Alex Leitch Stewart passed away Saturday, October 6, 2001 at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his brother, Douglas and his sister Marion, Alex is survived by his loving wife and partner, Enid; daughter Judy (Dennis) Smith of Creelman, son Harvey (Tanya) Stewart; eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, sisters, Rosamond (Duke) Stafford, Jean Treble, and Lillian Ogden. A memorial gathering was held Tuesday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m. in Fillmore Memorial Hall, Fillmore.
- Enid (nee Beare) passed away peacefully on Friday, March 14, 2014. She is predeceased by her parents, Harvey and Luella Beare; husband Alex Stewart; and brothers, Garfield and Alvin Beare. Enid is lovingly remembered by her husband Leroy Dammann; son Harvey (Tanya) Stewart; grandson Derek Stewart (Sarah); granddaughters, Krystal (Matt) Vollbrecht, Tamara Stewart, and Sheena Stewart (Nevin); daughter Judy (Dennis) Smith; grandson Travis Smith; granddaughters, Robin (Steve) Dettman, Janelle Smith (Ben Shentag) and Amber Smith; great-grandchildren, Faith and Hope Taylor, Bryden and Noah Shentag, Hayes Smith, and Parker and Jaxen Vollbrecht; brother Ivan Beare; and all of Leroy's family. Enid grew up on the farm in Fillmore and went to Freewill School. She got her elementary bookkeeping degree in Winnipeg and moved back to Fillmore to work at the Royal Bank. Enid met the love of her life, Alex, and they wed in 1947. Enid and Alex spent much of their lives working on their farm, Lazy Acres. Enid loved driving the combine and was dedicated to making sure all the machinery was in perfect working order. When Harvey took over the farm, they moved into town. Enid was a proud member of the Fillmore Volunteer Ambulance for 18 years and was a certified E.M.T. Enid enjoyed serving on numerous community committees, curling, golfing, outdoor shuffleboard, dancing, and spending time with her family. In May 2007, Enid and Leroy were married and lived in Stoughton. They recently moved to a condo in Weyburn where they made many new friends and enjoyed going out for coffee. Memorial Service will be at Grace United Church, Fillmore, SK on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
- Helen Marjorie (nee Ferris) It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our Mom, Helen Marjorie Stewart (nee Ferris) on February 12, 2010, days after her 90th birthday. Helen was born and raised in Shelburne, Ontario. Here she graduated with honours from grade 13 and achieved a Grade 8 standing at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She moved west to the Prairies after marrying Douglas Fletcher Stewart in 1946, to build their new home. Their hard work and determination benefited their three children. Helen unselfishly devoted her energy to her home, family and the community. She was a hard-working and deserving woman, opinionated and generous, with a passion and flare for music, reading and working with her hands. She was appreciated by all for her culinary talents. Helen is predeceased by her husband, Douglas Stewart and her infant son, Gregory James. She is survived by daughters: Karen (and Gerry Muir) of Yorkton; Loral Stewart of Calgary and son, Blair Stewart (with Yvette) of Fillmore. She has left four grandchildren: Andrea, Craig, Carter and Jillian and six great grandchildren: Rylie, Brittny, Katelyn, Alexandra, Mackenzie and Matthew, all of whom she loved dearly. Helen will also be remembered by her nieces, nephews, other family and friends. A memorial graveside service will be held April 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore; to remember her life and to pay respect to our Mom who has been loved and will be remembered by all. A special thank-you to all staff of the Fillmore Health Centre who cared for our mother in her later years and helped make each day a pleasant one for her.
- John Charles "Jack" (April 28, 1932 - March 11, 2011). Jack passed away peacefully after a long illness at the age of 78. Jack was born in Tuberose, Saskatchewan and grew up in Fillmore, Sask. Jack was married to his childhood sweetheart and best friend, Vivian (Lubiens), for 40 years until Viv's death in 1991. Jack was entrepreneurial from a young age and his career in business started in the building supply industry in various towns in Saskatchewan. Jack, Viv and their three children moved to Calgary from Regina in 1967 where Jack began a long career in advertising first with CFCN radio and later with his own advertising agency Stewart Advertising. Throughout his career he developed many long friendships with his clients and colleagues and was respected by all. Jack and Viv enjoyed numerous trips to their vacation place in Maui. Jack loved to golf, but hated losing golf balls. He was an avid water-skier despite occasionally nearly losing his dentures in the lake. He was a proud Scotsman and celebrated Robbie Burns' Day every year with his brother Cliff who passed away in 2010. Jack was a very proud Calgarian and loved the Stampede. He enjoyed his involvement with the CFCN Chinook Centre Breakfast and more recently with Shaw GMC and their chuckwagon sponsorship. Jack married Connie Linckens in 2005 and she provided love and care throughout Jack's long illness. He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Carol McMillan and Muriel Glenn, his three children Gloria, Drew and Gary (Sharlene), his grandchildren Bryce (Angela), Johnathon, Caylee and Ryan, as well as many numerous nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues. The family would like to thank all the staff at Unit 74 of the Rockyview General Hospital for their excellent care of Jack over the past several weeks. Funeral service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 15 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens.
- Marion Ruby Stewart (August 26, 1918 - August 9, 1999), formerly of Fillmore, passed away suddenly, August 9, 1999 in Calgary. She leaves to mourn her loving daughter and best friend, Doreen (Wes) Stainger, also of Calgary. Marion is also survived by three sisters: Rosamond (Duke) Stafford, Edmonton; Jean Treble and Lill Ogden and one brother Alex (Enid) Stewart, all of Fillmore; and one sister-in-law Helen Stewart, Weyburn, as well as several loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother Doug, one nephew Wyman Treble, and her parents Edith and Fletcher Stewart. Memorial service was held in Grace United Church, Fillmore, on August 14. Interment took place at Fillmore cemetery. Marion grew up on the farm at Fillmore, attended High Prairie and Fillmore schools. She married Phil Goski in 1942. They moved to Regina in 1958. Marion and Doreen moved to Calgary in 1965 where she resided until her death. She worked in a nursing home, a lodge and a school cafeteria before retiring in 1983. Marion spent her last five years in Jaques Lodge where she enjoyed bingo, cards, playing the piano and socializing. Fillmore United Church was filled with family and friends who came to pay their last respects. The family wishes to thank all those who helped in the service in anyway: Rev. Heather Lea, Elaine Morris (organist), Terry Hanson (guitarist), the choir, the trio (Judy Smith, Karen Conquergood, Gerry Muir), the reading (Loral Stewart), Bob Hanson, Harvey Stewart, Blair Stewart and Orley Treble, ladies of the church who supplied lunch after the service, those who supplied beautiful bouquets of flowers, ladies of the community who brought food to the homes of Lill, Jean and Alex. A very special thank you to Audrey Audette (Lethbridge) for her caring, loving concern to Doreen and Wes.
- Flora Margaret (nee McDonald). On Sunday, December 4, 2005, Flora Margaret Stork, late of Stoughton, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Clara McDonald and by her brother, Hugh McDonald. Flora is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Frank Stork of Stoughton, and by their four daughters: Marj (John) Gentes of Lloydminster, AB, Betty (Dave) Bennett of Arcola, Linda (Jerry) Poole of Weyburn, and Dawn (Jerry) Knibbs of Stoughton; their grandchildren: Carrie Gentes, Carla (Glen) Strunk, Crystal (Cory) Patey, Lana, Amber, Amy and Becky Poole, Chelsey, Courtney and Kyle Knibbs; great grandchildren: Austin, Haiden, Rae-Anne and Shea-Lynn Strunk; brother, Donnie McDonald of Brandon, MB and sister, Cassie Moore of Stoughton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Flora was born March 10, 1927 on a farm in the Handsworth District. She went to school at Glen Murray and to Handsworth School until grade 9. On November 3, 1948 Flora married Frank Stork in Regina. They raised their family at Handsworth and later moved to Stoughton to retire in 1987. Flora was a homemaker, drove school bus, milked cows and spent a lot of time caring for her parents as her mother was ill for quite a few years. Flora enjoyed quilting, reading, gardening and her flowers. She won several awards for her yard and gardens. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, December 6, at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed in Handsworth Cemetery.
- Frank Joshua Stork of Weyburn and formerly of Stoughton passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at the age of 82 years. He was predeceased by his wife Flora Stork on December 4, 2005; his brothers: Bill and George Stork and his sister, Marjorie James. Frank is survived by his four daughters: Marjorie (John) Gentes, Lloydminster, AB, Betty (Dave) Bennett, Arcola, Linda (Jerry) Poole, Weyburn and Dawn (Jerry) Knibbs, Stoughton; his grandchildren: Carrie Gentes, Carla (Glen) Strunk, Crystal (Cory) Patey, Lana Poole, Amber Poole, Amy Poole (Ryan), Becky Poole (Mike), Chelsey, Courtney and Kyle Knibbs; five great-grandchildren: Austin, Haiden, Rae-Anne, Shea-Lynn Strunk and Alexa Patey; his brother Bob (Ellen) Stork, Maple Creek, AB, as well as several nieces and nephews. Frank was born and raised in Eastend, before moving to the Handsworth district. That is where he met and married Flora McDonald on November 3, 1948. Together they raised their family at Handsworth and later moved to Stoughton, where they retired in 1987. Frank farmed most of his life and also was a school bus driver for 17 years. He enjoyed woodworking, refinishing antiques, gardening, camping and fishing. Frank and Flora also received several awards for their yard and garden. A Service of Remembrance for Frank Stork was held on Tuesday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed at Handsworth Cemetery. All who attended the service were considered honorary pallbearers.
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- Dorothy Rose May (nee Tidd), born January 7, 1904 at Williamsfield, Ohio to Harmon and Jessie Tidd (nee Colby), passed away November 15, 1999 at her farm home near Heward, SK. Predeceased by her first husband, Ernest May in February 1950 and by her second husband, H. W. Tanner in 1985; four sisters, four brothers, two nephews and two nieces. Dorothy is survived by her five children; Audrey (Charles) Dietrich of Andover, Ohio; Eris Sanders of Heward; Gail (Albert) Michel of Regina; Nancy (Donald) Valesky of Leesburg, Florida; and William H. May of Seattle, Wash.; mourning her death are ten grandchildren: Brian (Alana Mitchell) Michel of Calgary, AB; Carol (Gerry) Ikegwuonu of Toronto, ON; Bruce (Terri) Sanders of Florida; Roberta (Bob) Huber of California; Marie Miller, James (Annette) Eastlake, Richard (Gwen) Thompson, Gary (Erma) Thompson, Ernest (Sherry) Thompson and Arden Whitt, all of Ohio; 19 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; five nephews and two nieces. Funeral service was held Friday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Heward cemetery. The pallbearers were John Allan, Warren Allan, Brian Michel, Arden Whitt, Greg Tanner and Gary Thompson.
- George Byron, born April 15, 1901 passed away at Stoughton, SK on November 21, 2002 at the age of 101 years. Predeceased by his wife, Elinore, his parents, Byron and Katherine, one brother, Hazel, and two sisters, Ivy Tanner and Wavie Forbes. He is survived by his son Greg (Jo Ann), Heward, SK, their children, Kirk, Scott, Cody; his daughter, Victoria (Carmen) Knutson, Regina, SK, their children, Kevin, Clayton, Adam, Lyndon, Andrew, Austin. As well as a special friend, Mildred Bakke, San Francisco. George was a long time farmer in the Heward area. His special enjoyments included snooker, baseball, curling, chess, and checkers. He was known from Halifax to Victoria in pool halls of this great country. His great playing started after he was 70 years of age. The headline on the front page of the San Francisco Examiner read, "San Francisco Senior is Billiard Legend". He was 98 years old at the time and enjoyed the great snooker playing at The Great Entertainer in San Francisco. This friendly gentleman lived by the philosophy, "good-will-towards-men". He was especially proud of his 9 grandsons...a ball team! At the request of the family, there will be no memorial service.
- Frances Marguerite (nee West). On Tuesday, March 26, 2005, Frances Marguerite Tatum, late of Creelman, passed away at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by her parents, brother Doug West and sister-in-law, Elsie West. Francis is survived by her husband of 33 years, Frank Tatum of Creelman, her daughter, Anne (George) Prideaux of Winnipeg, MB; two step-sons: Keith (Jackie) Tatum and Earl (Cindy) Tatum; grandchildren: Fred (Kandyce) Prideaux of Winnipeg, Angela (Hardy) Wolffe of Winnipeg, Kent Prideaux of Winnipeg, three great grandchildren: Ava-Lily Prideaux, Tayden Prideaux and Jessica Wegstaffe; cousin, Alvin (Ina) Robb and daughter Lynn. Frances was born March 16, 1925 in Moose Jaw. On December 26, 1972 she married Frank Tatum. She was very involved in the Creelman community, volunteering wherever she could, including with the Agricultural Society and Club 55. She also loved playing bingo at the Fillmore Health Centre, and was a collector of spoons, tea cups and salt and pepper shakers. She enjoyed going for rides with her husband and their dog, Boon, and everyone enjoyed her tarts as much as she enjoyed baking them. Phone calls with her daughter Anne were very special to her. She was a long time correspondent for the Weyburn Review for the Creelman area. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Friday, April 1, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman Community Rink, Creelman with Rev. Heather Lee officiating. Interment followed in Creelman Cemetery. Pallbearers were: George Prideaux, Angela Wolffe, Earl Tatum, Hardy Wolffe, Jamie Tatum and Kurtis Tatum.
- Frank Lawrence. On Friday, August 28, 2009, Frank Lawrence Tatum, formerly of Creelman, passed away at Lampman Nursing Home, Lampman, at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Maude Tatum, and his wife, Frances. Frank will be lovingly remembered by his two sons and their families: Keith (Jackie) Tatum of Moose Jaw. and their children, Nicole (Gord), Sean (Lynn), Duane (Shannon), Ryan and Jessie; and Earl (Cindy) Tatum of Belle Plaine and their children, Codie (Colleen), Kurtis (Krista) and Jamie (Kayla); 21 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; one sister, Violet McLellan of Wolseley, one brother, David (Marion) Tatum of Winnipeg, MB, and three nephews. Frank Lawrence Tatum was born October 8, 1931 at Welwyn, where he was raised and attended elementary school. He married Harriett Hilts in Rocanville in 1950, they divorced in 1970. In 1972 Frank married Frances Blainey in Regina. Frank lived in several locations including; Arcola, Oxbow, Carnduff, Manor, Ontario, Weyburn, Fillmore and finally Creelman, where he lived for 16 years until moving to the Care Home in Lampman in 2006. He worked at a variety of jobs including; truck driver, restaurants and motel manager and a utility man in Creelman water management, weed control officer in Oxbow and Department of Highways foreman in Ontario. Frank worked intensively at cutting every blade of grass for the Creelman Fair. He loved working on the land, enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years. Frank socialized at the local hang-outs like the 55 Club or the local Café. Those who knew Frank will remember him for having an opinion whether you wanted to hear it or not. Funeral Services were held Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Creelman Recreation Centre, Creelman with Rev. Nick Judson officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. The Active Pallbearers were grandsons: Sean, Duane, Jessie, Kurtis, Codie, and Jamie Tatum.
- Dorothy Mae (nee Johnston), born April 23, 1945, passed away Monday, July 2nd, 2001 at the age of 56 years at University Hospital in London, Ontario. Predeceased by her father Robert "Bob" Johnston in 1995 and father-in-law Mel Taylor in 1983. Dorothy will be greatly missed by her husband of almost 36 years, Reg Taylor; sons Skip (Lynn), and Shane (Shelley); grandchildren Braeden, Mckenzie, and Connor, all of Regina; her mother Merle Johnston, of Fillmore, Sk; brothers Albert (Marg) Johnston of Saskatoon, SK; Lorne (Lois) Johnston of Fillmore, SK; sister Sheila (Gary) Fletcher of Burlington, ON; mother-in-law Edna Taylor of Fillmore, SK; brother-in-law Ray (Johanna) Taylor of Fillmore, SK; sister-in-law Donna (Edwin) Eberle of Weyburn, SK; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Dorothy will also be sadly missed by many close friends, including those on Bond Crescent, fellow teachers, former students, and Mary Kay consultants and clients. A memorial service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Saturday, July 7th, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation. Interment to be held at a future date in Fillmore, SK. The family would like to thank the staff of Unit 5A - Regina General Hospital, ICU staff at the Pasqua Hospital and the Regina General Hospital; Drs. Chang, Buwembo, Kumar and other caregivers for their loving, compassionate care during Dorothy's courageous battle. Dorothy retired in 1996 from teaching Kindergarten and Grade One. Dorothy was particularly drawn to helping those children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother and friend. She will be missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.
- Edna Mary Dawson (nee Pollock) Taylor. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Edna Taylor, late of Fillmore on March 19, 2013. She was 99 years young. She passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home in Weyburn, where she was a resident. You will be forever in our hearts. Edna was predeceased by her husband, Melville William Taylor; an infant son Barry Melville; her parents, Samuel Henry Pollock and Mary Dawson Pollock; brothers: Murray, Roy, Ray and Eain Pollock and daughter-in-law, Dorothy Taylor. Edna is survived by her sons: Raymond (Johanna) Taylor of Fillmore, Reginald Taylor (Sharon Kosior) of Regina and a daughter, Donna (Edwin) Eberle of Weyburn. She had seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one brother, Morris Pollock of Fillmore; one sister, Doreen Jensen of Regina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
- Maatje, late of Weyburn, Sask., age 77 years, passed away December 25, 2002. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 11:00 a.m., Grace United Church, Weyburn, Sask., Gary W. Goran, Officiant. Interment in Creelman Cemetery, Creelman, Sask.
- Ruby Constance (February 11, 1928 – May 7, 2015). Ruby passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday May 7, 2015 at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon in 1993; son-in-law Bruce Galbraith; four brothers and two grandchildren in infancy. Ruby is survived by her daughters Faye (John) Jaeger, Gail (Graham) Mickleborough and Karan Galbraith; Sons Garry (Lois) and Kelly (Leona); seventeen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; one brother Logan (Shirley); four sisters Lena, Mary, Anne and Inga (Carmen) and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrews United Church, Creelman, SK. with Rev. Dr. Robert A. Kitchen officiating on Monday May 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, SK.
- Bernard Walter "Bernie" late of Regina, SK., passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Pasqua Hospital on Saturday, May 22, 2004 at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his parents William and Elizabeth Tempke, siblings Harold 1963, Mae Fisher 1992, Earl 1994 and his wife Mary in 1985. Bernie was born in Milestone, SK. on May 27th, 1920. He served in the Armed Forces in England during WW11. In 1947 Bernie started working for the CPR until his retirement in 1983. He met and married Mary Kozack and in 1950 they had one son, Brian. During his retirement, Bernie enjoyed traveling and visiting. His biggest passion was for a strategic game of crib, as well as horseshoes and shuffleboard where his quick wit and sense of humor shone with his keen competitiveness. He loved to win. To mourn Bernie's passing is his son Brian (Donna), grandchildren Jason and Jillian; three sisters, Jenny Harmen, Hazel Ferleyko and Margaret Kushnier as well as many numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 26th, 2004 at 11:00 am in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2800 E. Victoria Ave., with Rev. Peter Pham officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 pm in the Golden Gate Cemetery, Creelman, SK.
- Emmaratta Winnifred "Winnie" (nee Demorest). On Friday, January 15, 1999, Emmaratta Winnifred "Winnie" Thomas, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her father and mother: Perry and Annie Demorest; brother, Charles Demorest; granddaughter, Sheila Thomas and son-in-law, Paul Picard. Winnie is survived by her husband, Owen Thomas of Weyburn; her children: Charlie (Alice) Thomas of Tantallon, SK; Mary Picard of Moose Jaw; and Bev Thomas of Regina; grandchildren: Lorraine (Allen) Kentz of Regina; Lynda (Kevin) Simpson of Weyburn; Terry Dahlman of Moose Jaw; Paula Tolley (Bob) of Moose Jaw; Candace Picard (Greg) of Moose Jaw; Randy (Brenda) Cheater of Regina; Naomi Magdaline (Robert) of Regina; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Gurney of Tantallon, SK; as well as several nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Winnie was born at Earl Grey in 1915. She received her schooling in Pilot Butte and in different schools in the Regina area up to grade eight. They lived around Regina until 1930 when they moved to Moosomin. She married Owen Thomas in 1936 at Moosomin. They moved to Miniota in 1936 and lived there approximately two years, then moved to Moosomin in 1938. They moved to Tantallon in 1942 and lived there until 1959 when they moved to Handsworth where Owen was an elevator agent. Then upon retirement, they moved to Weyburn in 1981 where she resided until her passing. Winnie was involved in the United Church and Ladies Aid when they lived in Tantallon. She enjoyed reading and playing cards and loved visiting with family and friends. She had a special love for animals, especially dogs. Winnie and Owen celebrated their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries with their family and were able to attend their grandchildren's weddings. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 19 at 10:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in South Cemetery, Moosomin, with Grace Armstrong officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Bob Rice, Randy Cheater, Kevin Simpson, Gordon Gurney, Allen Kentz and Matthew Rainey.
- Terri (nee Luchenski). It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to Terri who passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 1, 2010 at the age of 68. Predeceased by her father John (1968) and her mother Tekla (1982), she is lovingly remembered by her son Greg (Erin) Thomas, daughter Pamela (Todd) Murray; her brother Walter (Marie) Luchenski, sister Jean (Frank) Aftahi, and her twin sister Mary (Lionel) Lavoie; her grandchildren Ben and Emily Thomas; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and special friends. Terri grew up in Creelman, then trained as an RN at the Grey Nuns Hospital. She was a caring and compassionate nurse for over 25 years; remembered by many for her love and generosity. Her greatest pride and joy in life were her children whom she loved unconditionally. Some of the things that Mom will be remembered for are: patience, loving hugs and smiles, courage, sense of humor, red roses, cakes, harmonica on your birthday, the candy drawer, musical cards and stickers, a beautiful whistle and long lasting friendships. In memory of Terri, we ask that everyone who knew her share hugs, stories and laughter to celebrate her life. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Friday, June 4, 2010 at Holy Trinity R.C. Church, 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina with Fr. Richard Jasiak as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Fillmore Cemetery.
- Kenneth Dean Thompson was born on September 2, 1948 at the Weyburn Hospital. He was raised on his parent’s farm south of Creelman. Ken married Elsie May Hill on July 10, 1981 in Estevan. They then moved three miles east of Ken’s parents to land purchased from Norman House, which became their home to raise a family and Ken’s final resting place. He had worked in Calgary, AB for a number of years before returning to Saskatchewan to farm with his father and brothers. When Ken wasn’t in the field, he was enjoying hunting and fishing. Snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter as well as restoring older vehicles and building ice fishing shacks. He was very proud of his son, James and daughter, Deana for graduating high school and excelling in their choosen career’s. Ken’s last year was truly spent living. He was able to go on two big game hunts that ended successfully both times with elk coming home. A wonderful mild winter allowed Ken to spend nearly all winter ice fishing at his shack, where friends visited and fished with him. He was well enough to help James with seeding the crops for the season as well as harvest too, but of course spent July and August at Moosomin, fishing on the pontoon boat and camping with family and friends. Ken passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the age of 64 years. Kenneth was predeceased by his mother and father, Clifford and Lena Thompson; sister in infancy, Yvonne Thompson and brother, Lawrence (Valerie) Thompson. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Elsie Thompson of Creelman; daughter, Deana (Chris) Beck of Magrath, AB; son, James Thompson of Creelman; two brothers, Lloyd (Fern) Thompson of Creelman, and Dennis (Joan) Thompson, Weyburn, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
- Lena (nee Jesse). On June 29, 2003, Lena Thompson of Stoughton, passed away at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her parents, Fred and Katherine Jesse, her husband of 54 years, Clifford; and infant daughter Yvonne. Also her son, Lawrence; daughter-in-law, Valerie and grandson, Albert; four sisters: Anne Jesse, Lydia Klassen, Elsie Whitman and Gladys Klassen; and two brothers: David Jesse and Bill Jesse. Lena is survived by her children: Lloyd (Fern) of Stoughton; Ken (Elsie) of Creelman and Dennis (Joan) of Creelman; also her grandchildren: Kenneth Thompson of Red Deer, Tammy (Eldon) Hall of Stoughton, Michelle Thompson of Lethbridge, AB; Vicki Thompson of Regina; Lana Thompson of Calgary, AB; Shea (Jason) Hammond of Calgary, AB; Marsh Thompson of Weyburn; Deana Thompson of Creelman; James Thompson of Creelman; her great grandchildren: Lyle, Chris, Amanda, Sklar, Brandon and Nicole. Lena is also survived by her brother, Harry Jesse of Calgary, AB; sisters: Ella Schindel of Swift Current and Ruth Anderson of Saskatoon; and her extended family circle of nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Lena was born in Morse, Sask. on August 18, 1918. She attended Crocus Hill School, south of Morse. As a young girl she worked at various jobs in Swift Current. Lena married Clifford Thompson of Cabri in October, 1941. While in the Cabri area, they had two sons, Lloyd and Lawrence. In 1945 they moved to the Creelman/Froude district. They farmed SE 18-9-10 West of 2nd and had three more children: Ken, Yvonne and Dennis. In 1980, they retired to Stoughton and continued to lead active lives. Lena was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed her garden and her canning until her last year. Lena always enjoyed her grandchildren. She regaled them often with stories of the olden days when times were tough. Lena loved going to her Monday night bingo at the Legion where she was often quite lucky. She also loved her coffee row routine between 2 - 4 in the afternoon where she would meet her many friends. Lena enjoyed her own home, still shovelling snow from her sidewalk in April, 2003.Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 2, at 1:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Earla McKinnell officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Honorary pallbearers were Lena's special friends from coffee row. The active pallbearers were: Marsh Thompson, Shea Hammond, Vicki Thompson, Lana Thompson, Lyle Hall and Clee Stevenson.
- Viola Lavina (nee Nelson). On Thursday, June 22, 2000, Viola Lavina Thompson, late of Stoughton, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, Weyburn, at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her husband, Roy Thompson; one son Terry and his wife Pamela Thompson; one brother George Nelson; and two sisters: Gertrude Moll and Julia Tessier. Viola is lovingly remembered by her son Dale (Debbie) Thompson of Weyburn; four grandchildren: Erin Thompson, Brad Thompson, both of Weyburn, Gordon Thompson of Regina, and Cheryl (Delvin) Klimack of Brandon, MB; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Lillie Bedard of Neville, SK, and Gladys (Irvine) Dodman of Grand Forks, BC; one sister-in-law, Lena Thompson of Stoughton; one brother-in-law John New of Thunder Bay, ON; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Viola was born June 26, 1917 at Guvernor, SK. She was raised at Neville by her mother Lavina and stepfather Aaron Ehrlich. In October, 1941, Viola married Earl Roy Thompson. They farmed for a brief time at Cabri, SK then in the Froude-Creelman area until they retired to Stoughton. Viola enjoyed coffee with her friends, playing cards and going for walks. Her hobbies were quilting and handiwork. She was an active member of the Stoughton Drop-In Center. Viola was cared for at Souris Valley Extended Care Center from March 2000 until her passing. A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton United Church with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Handsworth Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Arnold Charles Treble passed away peacefully January 16, 2014 at the age of 100. Arnold was born November 1, 1913 in the Huronville District to Charles and Agnes (Lane) Treble and has been a life-long resident of the Filmore area. Arnold attended Huronville School and lived in Filmore while finishing high school. He earned his Agriculture degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1949. He gained employment with the Assessment Branch of the Saskatchewan Department of Municipal Affairs and worked there until his retirement in 1978. Arnold was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret (Eadie) Henderson Treble 1999; brother-in-law Ken Randall. He is survived by his sister Blanche Randall of Indian Head; niece Bev Royer (Yvon) and children Travis and Jenessa of Delta, BC; Orley and Melvina Treble of Fillmore. On October 3, 1963 Arnold married Margaret (Eadie) Henderson. They were happily married for 36 years until her passing in October 1999. He continued living in his home in Fillmore until moving into the Fillmore Health Centre in July 2010. Arnold was always active in the community. He played baseball, coached minor ball, supported the United Church and the museum. He was an avid collector of antiques and loaned several items to the Fillmore museum. Arnold was made a lifetime member of the Fillmore Lions Club and on the occasion of his 100th birthday, he was presented with a plaque from the International Lions Club. Arnold was a well respected gentle man, with an amazing memory particularly of Huronville days. He was a great humanitarian, and generous of his time and resources. Arnold was a lover of nature and always missed his Marg. He enjoyed curling, golfing and playing cards. After his 100th birthday party he chose to play cards with his family rather than eating supper! Special thanks to Dr. Gibbons and all the staff at the Fillmore Health Centre for the past four years of care. A Memorial Service for Arnold will be held on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at the Grace United Church Fillmore at 2:00 p.m. with Ann White officiating. Interment to follow at Fillmore Cemetery.
- Margaret Gilbert (nee Eadie) Henderson Treble, dearly beloved wife of Arnold Treble passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 30, 1999 at fillmore Health Centre. She was predeceased by her father and mother, James and Jessie Eadie; her first husband, Horace Henderson; sister and brother-in-law, Isobel and John Moyer; brother-in-law, Ken Randall. She is survived by brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Margaret Eadie of Goderich, ON; sister and brother-in-law Janet and Bert Hobbs of Penticton, BC; and sister-in-law, Blanche Randall of Indian Head; as well as several nieces and nephews. Margaret was born June 5, 1915 at Arcola, SK. She attended school in Arcola to grade 12 and then took a business course in Winnipeg. She spent the summers at Fish Lake (Kenosee) at Arcola Bay and learned to swim, fish and fillet fish at which she was an expert. She liked to go berry picking, saskatoons, cranberries and choke cherries, and was an outdoor girl. She took part in high school sports and softball. Margaret grew up in a Scottish Presbyterian family and took part in church activities. She was the secretary for the War Finance Committee during WWII for the S.E. Saskatchewan Weyburn area. On October 3, 1963, Margaret married Arnold Treble at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Kitchener, ON. Fillmore became their home base, as well as a trailer that they lived in when travelling for Arnold's work on the road. Summers were spent at the cottage at Crooked Lake and a few months during the winter were spent on Maui for 22 years. Margaret enjoyed golfing and curling, and was very good in both sports. She kept a good diary for years and did cross stitch and petit point work. She loved to entertain and was an excellent cook and housekeeper. She was the provincial golf champion for 19 and over handicap, and she played in the finals of the Southern Ladies Playdowns. She was provincial president of the Saskatchewan Ladies Curling Association from 1947 to 1948 and a charter member of Western Canada Ladies Curling Association. Margaret was active in the Weyburn Legion from 1941 to 1963 and was past president of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn. A celebration of Margaret's life was held at Grace United Church, Fillmore on Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Heather Lea and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Fillmore cemetery. Pallbearers were Gordon Hulbert, Peter Andrews, Danny Knapp, Yvon Royer, Orley Treble and Scottie Smith.
- Wendolyne Patricia "Wendy" (nee Woods). Beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, friend Wendy Treble, late of Fillmore, passed away on April 15, 2003 at the age of 51 years. Wendy is predeceased by her husband, Wyman Treble, father William (Bud) Woods, and father-in-law, Earl Treble. She will be dearly missed by her children Nichola Treble (Bobby Narkaus), Gina (Greg) Tuer, Ginger (Jeff) Mackenzie, Peter Treble (Mandy Grieve); her mother, Evelyn Woods; grandchildren Jesse Caron, Cale Tuer, Vienna Treble-Narkaus; sisters Judy Driver and Debra Woods and brother Kim Woods, mother-in-law Jean Treble; brother-in-law Orley Treble (Melvina), sister-in-law Audrey Audette (Dennis) as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends. Funeral Service will be held at Fillmore United Church on Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Lunch to follow at Fillmore Memorial Hall.
- Violet Menotah (nee Mstard) Tully, late of Creelman, born on August 26, 1915 and passed away on March 16, 2013 at the age of 97 years. Violet was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Florence Mustard; her husband, Clayton Tully and one sister, Denelda (Keith) Pearson. Violet will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Gordon (Janet) Tully of Regina, and Raymond Tully of Creelman, as well as many nieces and nephews. At Violet’s request a graveside service will take place at a later date in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
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- Jerry John. It is with mixed feelings we share that Jerry John Urban, Fillmore, passed away on Tuesday October 19, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol of Fillmore and children, Sandi (Iain), Darren (Wanda), Grant (Alex), Glen (Adrienne) and “adopted daughter”, Yee (David), grandchildren April, Stuart, Sydney, Wade, Zachary, Evan and Jerry. Jerry also leaves his sister, Joan, brothers, Ken (Sue) and Milo, sisters-in-law, Eileen and Dorothy as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents John and Kathleen; in-laws, Clifford and Mildred Good; brother, Tom and brother-in-law, Bill. Jerry had many passions. Spring was spent preparing for the upcoming growing season; Summer meant the tractor radio was turned on for either the Jays or Riders games: Fall was harvest and hunting season; Winter meant Curling. Jerry was active in local politics including serving as RM Council and President of the Regina District Association of Rural Municipalities. Nothing was more important than his children and grandchildren – and was the proud proprietor of Dad’s fix-it shop, open evenings and weekends; specializing in broken toys; hurt feelings; 2 wheeler lessons; math homework; skinned knees; lost pets; hunting lessons, and magic kisses. He accepted payment with hugs, kisses and smiles. Join us in a celebration of his life Friday, October 22 at 2:00 PM from the Grace United Church, Fillmore with Rev. Nick Judson officiating. Interment to follow in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore.
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- Peter Benedictus van Staveren, formerly of Creelman, SK passed away Sunday, June 27, 1999 at St. Joseph's Special Care Home, Estevan. Pete was born April 15, 1930 in Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands. He was predeceased by his parents, Johannes van Staveren and Corneilia Blom; brother, Jan (in infancy); sisters: Corrie van Staveren, Anneke van Egmond (all from the Netherlands); and brother, Jasper van Staveren of Creelman. Peter is survived by his siblings: Nel (Ken) Milatz of Griffin; Nick (Trudy) van Staveren of Weyburn; Lida (Frank) Eldering of Edmonton, AB; Mart (Riet) van Staveren of the Netherlands and Jopie (Jan) Hulsbosch of the Netherlands. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Elisabeth van Staveren of Creelman; brother-in-law Cees (Lyda) van Egmond of the Netherlands; and many nieces and nephews both in Canada and the Netherlands. Pete immigrated to Canada in February 1953 with brother Nick. His brother Jasper joined them in 1954. They worked for several farmers before purchasing their first farm in the Creelman area in 1959. Prayers were said Tuesday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Vincent van Staveren, Marcel van Staveren, Jerry van Staveren, Mark van Staveren, Paul Milatz and Ed Eldering.
- Audrey (nee Clay), late of Fillmore, was released from her courageous battle with cancer into the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour. Audrey passed away peacefully at Fillmore Health Center on Thursday, May 11, 2000 at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by her husband, John in October 1996; parents Rudy and Harry Clay; four brothers: Emery, Herbert, Russell and Gerald and one sister, Esther Hart. Audrey was born on the family farm at Fillmore on September 3, 1923. Audrey attended Garnet school, Creelman school and later business school in Weyburn. On June 1, 1943, Audrey married John Von Sprecken of Innes, SK. They farmed ten miles south of Fillmore where they raised three children and enjoyed many wonderful years together. Audrey thrived on her family and loved gardening and yard work. Our memories will always go back to the many holiday gatherings where Audrey prepared feasts that were always a labour of love. In 1976 they retired to Fillmore where they renovated her parents' home. Their yard was picturesque with flower and vegetable gardens blooming all summer and snow sculptures during the winter. They had a cottage at White Bear Lake where they spent many summers enjoying the outdoors. They enjoyed their frequent trips to Edmonton to see their children and grandchildren, as well as traveling to the Maritimes, British Columbia, Hawaii and trips to the States. However, to them there was no place like home, where canning, prepared by loving hands, lined the shelves and the smell of homemade bread greeted you at the door. Audrey will always be remembered as a devoted and caring mother and grandmother. She is lovingly remembered by her three children: Judy (Norm) Riddell of Carlyle; Don (Liz) Von Sprecken of Fillmore; and Gary (Irene) Von Sprecken of Edmonton, AB; her nine grandchildren: Sheri (Jeff) Summers of Athabasca, AB; Curtis Von Sprecken of Kenosee Lake; Cindy (Greg) Burrows of Wellington, New Zealand; Derek (Lydia) Riddell of Calgary, AB; Jody (Jeff) Sterzuk of Regina; Jared (Tammie) Riddell of Calgary; Jill, Tessa, Megan Von Sprecken of Edmonton; and her seven great grandchildren: Michaele, Mitchell and Mathew Summers; Jonathan and Jessica Riddell; Taylor and Lauryn Sterzuk. Audrey is also survived by one brother, Henry Clay of Vancouver, BC; two special nephews: Ron Wilson of Prince Albert; and Sidney Wilson of Duncan, BC; one brother-in-law, Hugo Sprecken of Griffin; and sisters-in-law: Hertha Klapstein of Edmonton, and Florence Sprecken of Weyburn. At Audrey's request, cremation, with a private family service was held Monday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating. Private family interment will follow at a later date.
- Hanna, of Stoughton, SK., passed away on Monday, December 29, 2003 at the age of 66 years. Verona was predeceased by her husband Merrill, her parents Roy and Sylvia Campbell, baby sister Nora Jane. She is survived by her brother Gordon (Mary) Campbell, and sister Louise (Ed) King all of Stoughton. Also by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many Hanna family members. Graveside Service will be held at a later date at the Handsworth Cemetery.
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- Adam George, born May 25th, 1919, died at the Pasqua Hospital on Sunday, February 4th, 2007. Adam was predeceased by his parents Peter and Caroline; brothers Andy and Joe; and grandson Bob Anderson. Adam is survived by his wife, Millie; daughters, Beth (Dale), Deb; sons, Harold (Judy), Bob, Terry (Elaine); ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; five sisters; two brothers. Adam's life focused on family activities that became special to his children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He enjoyed both playing and watching curling and fastball and a good game of cards in which his competitive spirit would appear. He passed his knowledge of these activities to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in many fun-filled family sessions. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Interment of ashes to be held on May 26th at Heward Cemetery.
- Olga Elsie (nee Weise), late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2007 at the age of 78 years. Olga was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Emilia Weise; her brothers: Rudolph (Bertha), Gus, Alex (Norrie), Fred, Ben(Louise) and Joe in infancy; sisters: Tillie, Edith, Annie and Marg (Jack); grandson, Dawson Walbaum and a son-in-law, David McFarlane. She leaves to mourn her husband, Louis Walbaum, Stoughton; her children: Laurie (Lorraine) Walbaum, Weyburn, Diana McFarlane, Saskatoon, Randy Walbaum (Cindy Campbell), Stoughton and Darrin (Rhonda) Walbaum, Weyburn; seven grandchildren: Derrick (Risa) Walbaum, Crystal (Chaunce) Buniak, Brett Walbaum (Kyla Leptich), Anthony Campbell, Michelle Walbaum, Garett Walbaum and Cory Walbaum; three great-grandchildren: Blayke and Cooper Walbaum and Cooper Buniak; brother-in-law, Gerrit Vandorp, Drayton Valley, AB; sister-in-law, Laura Weise, Stoughton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Olga Elsie Weise was born September 27, 1928 at Benson. She was the 10th of 11 children born to Edward and Annie. Her parents immigrated from Volhynia, Russia in 1913, and settled in Winnipeg, MB. They moved to Saskatchewan in 1914 and lived in the Benson district. Olga attended Ossa school. After completing grade 10 she moved to Regina for a brief time, then returned to Stoughton and worked at Harry Lee's cafe She married Louis Walbaum in April 1952. They began their married life first renting and living on the Joe Burns' farm, then the Mooney place. In 1954 they purchased their first farm south west of Forget and finally settled on the Walbaum family farm, north of Stoughton, in 1963, where Louis still resides today. They worked hard farming and raising their family. She enjoyed gardening with a large vegetable plot and lots of flowers. The first three years on the Walbaum farm they lived in the old farm house. Olga often told the story of finding the vanilla frozen in the cupboard when she went to do some baking. In 1965 they moved a new house onto the yard and Olga set about painting and getting it ready to move into. One day, just after Christmas, Louis went over to check it out and found that even though the duct work was not yet done, just having the furnace running in the basement, made the house warmer throughout than the old one ever was. They moved in to the new house just after New Year's and never looked back. Olga absolutely loved babies. This was evident equally with the first of her own children. Together Louis and Olga raised four children: three boys and a girl. When her grandchildren and great grandchildren came along, she would fuss over them and hold them for hours, proudly proclaiming that "she would be the first babysitter" and "the tinier the better. When they immigrated to Canada, Edward had family here but Annie never did. Perhaps that influenced Olga because her family was always very important to her. Any time help was needed she was quick to respond. This included caring for her mother, sisters and brothers as one by one they were afflicted with various diseases and conditions and once shared that she would have liked to have been a nurse, if circumstances would have allowed but funds were scarce in those years. It turned out she did a lot of nursing over the years anyway. She was deeply affected when her last brother, Ben, died on Hallowe'en evening, last year. Olga was a fiercely private person and truly enjoyed solitude. On Saturday nights the whole family would pack up and go to town but mom stayed home. Often she would take a long leisurely bath and then read the Stoughton Times and Weyburn Review from cover to cover, while listening to the Saturday Night Dance Party on the radio. She loved music and was known to "cut a rug or two" at various wedding dances until arthritis made getting around a chore. She did have both hips replaced but still suffered with chronic pain for nearly 30 years. Olga loved the color blue as anyone who visited her over the years would know. She painted many a room blue, she wore blue, and she collected all things in blue. Olga moved to Weyburn in August 1996 living at Legion Towers until her illness prevented her returning home. In her youth Olga regularly attended St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Woodley and was a long time member of Stoughton's Zion parish. Her faith was important to her and since moving to Legion Towers regularly attended multiple faith services. In April Olga's son-in-law passed away and alarm bells sounded loudly for the family when she was unable to attend the funeral. Her illness presented itself very suddenly, although on looking back there were signs of things being wrong for a long time. Cancer stole her mother, five of her siblings, her son-in-law, and now too Olga. She was dearly loved and will be sadly missed. The funeral service for Olga Walbaum was held on Tuesday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Stoughton, with Pastor Virgil D. Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Handsworth Cemetery.
- Mildred "Millie" Agnes (February 25, 1920 - April 22, 2009). Millie passed away peacefully at Pasqua Hospital in Regina. Millie was predeceased by husband Adam; parents Jesse and Mary Slator; brothers Harry, Richard, Charles; sisters Violet, Ruby, Mary, Edith and grandson Bob Anderson. She is survived by sons Harold (Judy), Bob, Terry (Elaine); daughters Beth (Dale Anderson), Deb; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister. Millie's life focused on family with lively, intelligent conversation about local history, current events and sports, especially the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday April 27, 2009 at 2 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Interment of ashes to be held on May 30, 2009 at the Heward, Saskatchewan cemetery.
- Gladys Sarah (nee Seabrook). On Friday, November 17, 2006, Gladys Sarah Wallace, late of Fillmore, and formerly of Heward, passed away at the age of 82 years. Gladys was born June 13, 1924 at NW 19-10-9-W2 in Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Aletha Seabrook, her husband, Robert Alexander Wallace in 1993, son-in-law, Ed Yuzyk, three brothers: Walter (Amy), Albert (Nellie), Howard Seabrook, and brother-in-law, Rupert Mowles. Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her family: one son, Noelan (Fran) Wallace of Heward and five daughters: Diane Yuzyk (Al) of Regina, Velma (Fred) Gordon of Eastend, Deb Wallace (Pat) of Kisbey, Pat (Barry) Dayman of Corning, and Glenda (Larry) Debusschere of North Portal; 12 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; brother, Bill (Dorothy) Seabrook, sister, Phylis Mowles, brother-in-law, Jim (Mona) Wallace, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Heward Cemetery. The active pallbearers were grandsons: Robert Gordon, Arron Gordon, Todd Kilback, Larry Seabrook, Josh Wallace and Leonard Mowles. The honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren: Stacey Debusschere, Mirranda Debusschere, Tanya Brost, Terri Gordon, Crystal Singleton, Kerrie Box, Val Knibbs and Troy Kilback.
- Helen Margaret (nee Handford). It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Helen Margaret Wallace on Monday, January 6, 2003 in London, Ontario. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Ivan, brothers, Earl, Louis, Donald and Wallace Handford and her sister, Beatrice Purdie. She is survived by her son, Murray Wallace (Janice) of London, Ontario and her daughter, Brenda Wallace of Regina, her grandchildren, Matthew, Timothy, Benjamin and Melanie; sisters, Rose McEwen (Alister) of Lumsden and Grace Atkinson (Norman) of Kamloops and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Margaret was born on a homestead near Creelman where she enjoyed an active life of the time which was filled with family, sports and songs. She had a keen mind and a competitive streak that served her well. She and Ivan, a Wheat Pool agent, lived in many small communities in Saskatchewan before settling in Regina. Margaret had a 23 year career with the Saskatchewan Government and made many wonderful friends over the years. She retired to enjoy the grandchildren, which she did to the fullest. "Granny" never missed a sports event or special occasion. She was a generous and compassionate soul who made friends easily wherever she was. We will all remember the twinkle in her eyes and the laughter in her voice. Three things were precious to Margaret - her family, her friends and her faith. She was the hub of many family gatherings, a loyal friend and a devoted worker for her church. She met life with a keen wit, energy and determination to succeed. Her door and her heart were open to all and we will miss her dearly. Rev. Raymond Purdie will lead a graveside service at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, January 18th at 1:00. Friends are invited to a reception at Rosemont United Church 5000 8th Avenue at 2:00 to share our love and loss.
WELTA Helen (nee Chowaniec) February 15, 1920 – November 16, 2015. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Helen Welta at the age of 95 years. She was predeceased by her husband Hilmer; her parents John and Karoline; sisters, Annie, Mary, Sophie, Ruth, Florence, Wanda and brothers Phillip, Johnny and Herman. Left to cherish her memory are sons Ernie (Darlene) and Dale (Nancy); grandchildren Brent Welta, Chad (Alex) Welta, Carmen (Todd) Kalyniuk and Cathy (Vern) Eagle; great-grandchildren Anika and Cailem Welta, Tomas and Victoria Kalyniuk and Weston and Erik Eagles; brother Rudy (Theresa) Chowaniec; brothers-in- law Clarence Leas and Quin Mann, also numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Helen grew up on a farm in the Fillmore district, where two of her loves were dancing and riding horseback. In 1944 she married Hilmer and moved to Regina. With the loss of her husband in 1972, she decided to learn how to drive, so she could be more independent. At age 52 she got her license and drove until she was 80. She made many trips to the Senior Centre to attend the afternoon dances and was still dancing at the age of 87, when she was the last person to leave the dance floor at her grandson's wedding. Helen was a loving and supportive mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Family was very important to her and she never missed a family event. She was proud of the fact that at age 90 she had never missed a Majestics Car Show. She loved her annual cruise through the park on Canada Day in Ernie's 1928 roadster. She said it made her feel like a teenager. Helen had many long wonderful friendships and she treasured them all. She was very sentimental and saved every card she had ever received from family and friends because they were too beautiful to throw away. She loved life and felt very blessed that she had such a long and happy one. A special thank you to all the staff at Regina Wascana Grace Hospice for their wonderful compassionate care. At Helen's request, a private graveside service will be held at Riverside Memorial Park, on Monday November 23, 2015.
WESTLING - Dorothy "Dorie" Muriel (nee Blackburn). On Thursday, February 25, 1999 Dorothy "Dorie" Muriel Westling, late of Yellow Grass, passed away at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Annabella Blackburn; and two sisters: Jean Blackburn and Phoebe Erickson. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Archie Westling of Weyburn; one son, Terry (Karen) Westling of Yellow Grass; one daughter, Donna (Blair) Johnstone of Yellow Grass; grandchildren: Jason (Z), Julie (Jason), Shauna, Erin, Curtis and Brady; great grandchildren: Cassie, Brody, Brett, Maggie, Burke and Bayley Alexis; one brother-in-law, Eldon (Verna) Westling of Lethbridge, AB; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorie was born and raised in the Creelman area, and took all her schooling at Creelman. She lived on the farm with her two sisters, then moved to Regina where she worked as a cook. On October 24, 1946 she married Archie Westling at Creelman. They lived on a farm near Forward, SK then at Brooking, SK and then moved to Yellow Grass in 1959. Dorie was a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was secretary-treasurer for several years. She belonged to the Yellow Grass United Church and was a member of the Lily Circle. Dorie enjoyed knitting and crocheting, she maintained an immaculate house and yard, and loved her flower garden. She liked playing bingo and cribbage, and enjoyed going to the Golden Harvest Center. She also enjoyed travelling about on her scooter these last two years. She and Archie were married 52 years, and the family had a lovely celebration on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1996. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 2, at 2:00 p.m. from the Yellow Grass United Church with Rev. Lynda Harrison officiating. Interment followed in Yellow Grass cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Legion and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. The active pallbearers were: Ken Balzer, Doug Hennie, Barry Johnstone, Grant Palmer, Dale Wallin and Ronald Westling.
WHITE - Winnifred Ethel (nee Last), of Whitewood, Sask., passed away February 7, 2006 at the age of 95 years. Winnifred was born August 5, 1910 near Creelman, Sask. She was predeceased by her husband, Reginald and by four siblings: Dorothy Chisholm, Percy, Cyril and Cecil Last. She leaves to cherish her memory: her children, Frances (Ted) Pearson, Kenneth (Iris) White and Muriel (Stewart) Harris; six grandchildren, Wayne (Clare) and Stewart Pearson; Kevin, Tammy and Kent White; Tracy Bohrson; five great-grandchildren, Matthew and Makayla White, Sam and Zane Pearson and Zachary Bohrson; one sister, Gladys Armstrong; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Betty) Last and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Whitewood United Church. Interment will follow in the Whitewood Cemetery.
WIBERG - Tillie, late of Moose Jaw and formerly of Fillmore, Sask, passed away on Friday, July 27th, 2001 at the age of 95 years. Tillie was predeceased by her husband Nathaniel (1957); parents Tom and Theoline; four brothers; as well as son-in-law Harold Schweitzer. Survived by her son Dale of Olds, AB; daughter Jean of Moose Jaw, SK; six grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1037 Victoria Ave., Regina at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 with Rev. Donald Koch officiating. Interment will take place in the Fillmore Cemetery at 4:30 P.M.
WICKLUND - Sara Ellen Wicklund, late of Weyburn, SK passed away Monday, March 14, 2011, at the age of 64 years. Sara was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Jane Wicklund; her brother Peter Wicklund. Sara is survived by her son, Peter (Ashley) Wicklund and grandson, Ryker, Weyburn; her brother, David Wicklund, Courtenay, BC; her nieces, Isabelle and Meredith along with many cousins and friends. Sara was born in Regina on October 23, 1946. She was the first child of Carl and Jane Wicklund. Sara grew up in Fillmore and Brandon, MB with her two brothers Peter and David. She received her Grade 12 education in Brandon, MB and after graduation Sara attended Regina Secretarial School, then working for a legal firm. Sara lived and worked in several cities across Canada as a young woman, gaining much life experience. In 1978, Sara was presented with the greatest gift of her life, her son Peter. Sara and Peter made themselves a home in Saskatoon where she worked for CMHC and retired as executive secretary. A few short years later Sara was diagnosed with Narcolepsy. A conscious decision was made to move closer to her parents for support and love. Sara and Peter started their new life in Weyburn where they would call home for many years, making lasting friendships. Sara loved to read and she had a keen sense of knowing words most others had no idea existed. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and was a devoted Christian. A job opportunity for Peter took them to Red Deer, AB where Sara and Peter met many good friends. Peter and Ashley’s choice to move back to Weyburn made it logical for her to make the decision to move to Weyburn as well. This was a blessing because her cancer was discovered. She courageously endured the treatment and follow-up which was very difficult. Sara’s life was extended for her to see the marrriage of her son and the birth of her grandson Ryker. She was able to experience the joy of her grandson for fifteen months. Sara’s life came to a close March 14, 2011. A funeral service of remembrance for Sara was held on Friday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Weyburn Free Methodist Church, Weyburn with Pastor Jody Pfeifer, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Marg Fehr, Jan Johnston, Dora Pollock, Harold and Diana Vanoene and Rick and Myrna Davis.
WIDDIFIELD - Don E. passed away on February 6, 2012 at the Arcola Hospital, Arcola, SK. at the age of 84 years. Don was predeceased by his parents, George and Retta Widdifield; brothers and sisters, Grant, Anne, Marie, Clare and Doreen; nephews, Stanley Brooker and Rob Horner and in-laws, Art Brooker, Fred Horner and Carl McCosh. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Gwen Widdifield of Fillmore, SK; son, John (Laura) of Creelman, SK and their family, Donald (Stephanie) with their children, Ethan, D'Anna and Mitchell; Charlotte, David and Daniel; son, Richard (Sandra) of Radisson, SK; daughter, Retta (Mitchell) McLeod of Calgary, AB and their family, Shelby, Kyra and Jared; sisters-in-law, Victoria and Lucille Widdifield as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Don was born in Creelman, SK on July 23, 1927 and raised on the family farm southeast of Creelman alongside two older brothers Grant and Clare as well as three older sisters, Anne, Marie and Doreen. He attended school in both Creelman and Froude from 1933 until 1945. From 1945 to 1946 Don attended Normal School in Moose Jaw, SK and later spent three years from 1950 to 1953 with the Royal Canadian Navy in Shearwater, Nova Scotia. On July 12, 1958 Don married Gwendolyn Rose Hall at Creelman, SK with Rev. J. A. Bouey presiding. Over the years Don was employed at various different jobs. He taught school at Lestock, SK and Hallonquist, SK. Later he worked for the Creelman Co-op delivering fuel. Don later was employed by Imperial Oil as a battery operator in Alida, SK. Eventually he became self-employed and farmed for over fifty years at Creelman, SK. Don had a great love of reading, history, music and politics as well as a keen interest in a wide variety of sports. In addition he was an avid aeronautics and aviation history enthusiast. Over the years Don also dedicated many hours to the meticulous restoration of antique tractors. Don was always busy at a wide variety of projects that included carpentry and home repair. One of his greatest loves was the numerous times that he and Gwen wintered in BC, both on the island and in the Okanagan. Don was also very active in the communities where he lived. He volunteered as a scout leader, 4-H Crop Science leader, Creelman Hall Board and assisted with many Creelman Dinner Theatre productions. His Faith was important to him and he was a long time member of the United Church Board both in Creelman and Fillmore. Don had a special interest for the work done by World Vision and he and Gwen sponsored a child, Nina, in Romania for many years. Don had many interests and hobbies but what meant the most to him was the time he spent with his family especially the earlier trips made to Ontario and British Columbia. He was also fond of the wonderful times he and Gwen spent taking each of their grandchildren on exclusive holiday adventures. Don was a kind and loving family man, as all who knew him can affirm. Don had a wonderful and quick sense of humor, but was distinguished by his intelligence, honesty and integrity and a lifelong passion for learning. He will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK with Rev. Catherine Harper officiating, A Funeral Lunch will follow in the Creelman Hall, Creelman, SK. Interment at a later date.
WIGGINS - Allen Bruce Wiggins (August 2, 1912 - June 18, 2002). A celebration of Bruce Wiggins' life was held June 27, 2002 at St. Martin's United Church, Saskatoon with Rev. Brian Walton presiding. Bruce is lovingly remembered by daughters Maureen (Alan King) of Kelowna; Orlis (Rusty Morgan) of North Vancouver and son Garth (Marilyn) Wiggins of Calgary, and grandchildren: Cydane, Garth, Dallas Morgan; Devin, Adam and Eric Wiggins. His beloved and loving wife Iona (nee Hockett) died March 27, 2002. They had been married 62 years. Bruce will be greatly missed by many relatives and friends across the province. Bruce was born at Fillmore, Sask. After teacher training he taught in schools at Instow, McCord, Aneroid and Assiniboia and then at Swift Current for 13 years where he taught physics and math. Bruce was a well-liked and highly regarded teacher and an active member of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation throughout his career and served as President of the Federation. While in Swift Current Bruce was superintendent of the United Church Sunday School, active in Lions' Club and served on City Council. In 1958 Bruce joined the STF staff as an Executive Assistant and then served as Assistant General Secretary until his retirement in 1971 with an honorary life membership in the STF. He was fondly known by his teaching colleagues as "Mr. Superannuation" as he was instrumental in securing a financially secure retirement for the teachers of Saskatchewan.
WIGGINS - Bertha Irene Hazel Emily (nee Sleightholm). On Tuesday, September 22, 2009, Bertha Irene Hazel Emily Wiggins of Weyburn and formerly of Fillmore, passed away at Hilltop Manor at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Eliza Sleightholm; her husband Gordon (2004), a granddaughter, Michelle Hull; sisters, Maude (John) Nixon, Elsie (Fred) Hart, and Nellie (Shortie) Young; and brother Norman in infancy; brothers-in-law, Goldie Wiggins, Charlie (Lois) Wiggins, Bruce (Iona) Wiggins; sister-in-law, Stella (Clifford) Lackey; brothers-in-law, Bob Johnston, Dan Smith and Guy Holliday. Bertha will be lovingly remembered by her three children and their families: daughter Shirley (Ken) Fowler of Fillmore and their sons, Jeff (Karen) and children Rachel, Morgan and Amy; Calvin (Sandy) and children, Samantha and Nicole; son Larry (Marie) Wiggins of Fillmore and their son Michael Wiggins; Michelle's son, Mitchell Hull (Brittany); daughter Margaret Anne (Richard) Jones of Kindersley and their three children Craig (Rhonda) and her children, Aaron, Shawn, Trent Bodnaruk; Karen (Chris) Bye and their children Rhys and Callie; Troy Jones; sister, Merle Johnston of Regina; sisters-in-law, May Smith of Weyburn and Mary Holliday of Rosetown, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bertha was born April 4, 1915 on the SW section of 16 Township 12 Range 10 West of 2nd Meridian in the Huronville district, where she lived until she married. She took her schooling at Huronville in a one room country school. On June 10, 1936, Bertha married Gordon Wiggins at the church manse in Fillmore. They lived on a farm across the road from her parents until they moved to the Wiggins homstead in the fall of 1948 where they continued to farm until they retired to Fillmore in 1975. Bertha was a typical farm housewife, involved in all aspects of farm life, and she loved to ride horseback in her younger days. She regularly attended church at Huronville, and in later years, at Fillmore. She was always active in the ladies organizations of the church. She also enjoyed quilting and playing cards. She was a member of the hospital auxiliary and the Senior's Drop-In Centre in Fillmore. In their retirement they enjoyed travelling to such places as Alaska, Disneyland and the West Coast. They moved to Hilltop Manor in Weyburn in April, 2003, where she resided until her passing. Family and all her relatives were very important to her. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren when they came to visit. Bertha was always very thoughtful of others. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 26, at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore United Church, with Rev. Nick Judson officiating. Interment followed in Fillmore Cemetery. The Active Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Jeff Fowler, Calvin Fowler, Craig Jones, Troy Jones, Michael Wiggins and Karen Bye.
WIGGINS - Gordon Tapp Wiggins was born at Huronville, SK on February 28, 1908 to Frank and Mary Wiggins. Gordon began farming after attending high school in Fillmore and continued until retiring to Fillmore in 1975. Gordon married Bertha Sleightholm on June 10, 1936 at the Fillmore United Church Manse. He enjoyed playing ball and later watching the Blue Jays on TV. He was an avid card player, especially bridge, cribbage and rummy and played until the last couple weeks. Gordon was always willing to lend a hand in any local community projects and he was one of the founding members of the Fillmore Drop In Centre. Gordon was an active member of the Huronville United Church and later the Grace United Church in Fillmore. After retiring Gordon and Bertha enjoyed several bus tour holidays. Gordon passed away on January 14, 2004 at the age of 95 years. He is predeceased by his brothers: Goldie, Charlie and Bruce; sister Stella Lackey; granddaughter Michelle Hull as well as numerous brothers-in law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Gordon is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bertha Wiggins; their children: Shirley (Ken) Fowler, Margaret Anne (Richard) Jones and Larry (Marie) Wiggins; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren; two sisters: May Smith and Mary Holliday; two sisters-in-law: Nellie Young and Merle Johnston. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m. from the Fillmore United Church with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Active pallbearers were: Jeff Fowler, Michael Wiggins, Calvin Fowler, Craig Jones, Troy Jones and Mitchel Hull. Interment followed in the Fillmore Cemetery.
WIGGINS - Maggie Lois (nee Rollins). The funeral service for the late Maggie Lois Wiggins of Fillmore, who died at Fillmore on January 15, 2001, at the age of 85, was held in Grace United Church, Fillmore, on January 17, 2001 with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in the Fillmore Community Cemetery. The pallbearers were Warren Wiggins, Kevin Wiggins, Jody Wiggins, Todd Wiggins, Daren Wahler and Mark Connery. The family considered all those in attendance as honorary pallbearers. Lois Wiggins was born Lois Rollins at Balgonie on September 15, 1915. She came with her family to the Huronville District north of Fillmore in 1922 and received her schooling at Huronville country school. In 1934 she married Charles Wiggins and they farmed in that area until 1949 when they moved to a farm just north of Fillmore and continued to farm there until moving to the town of Fillmore in 1966. Lois was active in the church as organist, Sunday school teacher, member of the W.A. and later the U.C.W. She was a member of the hospital auxiliary and served on the provincial executive of that organization. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge for several years. From her early married years in the Huronville district and later in Fillmore, her home was home to many teachers and others employed locally. Lois had many hobbies which included sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting. Her grandchildren all have a quilt made by "Grandma." After a stroke in 1993 she spent her final seven years as a resident at the Fillmore Health Care Facility. Predeceased by her husband, Charles (1980); son, Keith (1988); grandson, Kim Wiggins (1994); her parents Jim and Maggie Rollins; step-mother Emily; three sisters, Grace, Cora and Elda; and one brother, Mervyin; Lois leaves to mourn her son, Dale (Sheaunid), Fillmore; daughter Darlene (Paul) Wicklund, Montmartre; daughter-in-law Marlene (Randy) Hall, Fillmore; eight grandchildren: Ila Gae (Garth) Connery, Francis; Alann (Daren) Wahler, Saskatoon; Warren (Vernna) Wiggins, Fillmore; Kevin (Debbie) Wiggins, Regina; Jody Wiggins, Regina; Todd Wiggins, Fillmore; David (Nancy) Wicklund, Nepean, ON; Lisa Wicklund (Darren Polanski), Calgary, AB; grand daughter-in-law, Janet Wiggins (Jim Keller), Fillmore, 13 great grandchildren: Mark, Devon and Leah Connery; Lauren and Kirstyn Wahler; Megan, Jackie, Randi, Charli, Nathan and Alyssa Wiggins; Nicholas and Stephen Wicklund; a sister, Goldie (Fred) Holman, Victoria, BC; and brother, Irvie (Lou) Rollins, Craven.
WIGGINS - May Irene Wiggins was born to Frank and Mary Wiggins at their Huronville. homestead on November 14, 1914. She grew up on the farm with her four brothers and two sisters. Home life revolved around church, school, music, hard work and lots of fun. She attended Freewill and Downing country schools, completing high school in Fillmore at age sixteen. She was too young to enroll at Normal School so she spent the next two years at home. In 1933 she left home to attend Regina Normal School which led to attainment of her permanent teaching certificate. Her teaching career spanned the years from 1934-1941, when salaries were poor and boarding with a school district family was the common practice. She often mentioned how lucky she was to receive all her compensation as promised, as some colleagues were not as fortunate. On August 8, 1942 Mom and our Dad, Dan Smith were married at the Creelman manse by Rev. A. Stade. The first two years of married life were spent living with Dad’s parents on the farm east of Creelman. In 1944 Mom and Dad moved across the corner to their own farm which would be home for the next 30 years. During this time they raised four children and mourned the death of a wee daughter. Mom supported her children’s activities, taught Sunday School, was an active U.C.W. member and a Hartaven Homemaker. At home she was a capable helpmate to our father, provided healthy meals, sparkling clean clothes, fresh garden vegetables and educational encouragement to her children. In 1974 Mom and Dad retired to Weyburn where Mom became involved with Grace United Church and especially enjoyed her UCW Martha Unit friends. After Dad’s death in 1985, Mom made new friends by joining a cribbage club and a bowling league - winning several trophies for her efforts. She also found contentment at home and enjoyed simple pleasures such as knitting, crocheting, doing puzzles of all kinds and watching curling and the Blue Jays on TV. She was always up for a game and Thursday evening became “game night” at her home. She was quick to put the kettle on for family and friends who dropped in, and the crib board often accompanied the tea and cookies. Mom had a passion for learning and teaching and in the late 60’s studied "new or modern math". She helped her children and grandchildren with schoolwork (especially math), tutored other students and taught a high school French class one whole year for free! Even with failing memory, Mom took up a new challenge and learned to do Su-do-kus quite successfully. She loved to read, which included books, inspirational readings and poetry. She perused the daily paper into her 96th year. Mom was blessed with good health over her long life, but eventually needed to move from her comfortable home and into care the fall of 2006. She died peacefully with her family by her side on the afternoon of February15, 2012 at Weyburn. She is survived by her four children, 13 grandchildren, three step grandsons and nine great grandchildren: A service of celebration was held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Creelman with Elizabeth Goodson officiating. She was laid to rest in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Mom was predeceased by her parents Frank and Mary (Treble) Wiggins; her parents-in-law Havelock and May (Mac Charles) Smith; her husband Daniel and daughter Donna Aileen. Also siblings Golding, Stella (Clifford) Lackey, Charles (Lois), Gordon (Bertha), Bruce (Iona) and brothers-in-law Guy Holiday, Harvey, Earl, Carl, Wesley, Owen, Leslie and Jerry Smith and sister-in-law Lena May Smith. Mom will live on in the memories cherished by her children: Dennis (Judy) Smith, Creelman and their family: Travis and his daughter (Hayes), Robin (Steve) Dettman and their children (Faith, Hope, Curtis, Marcus and Nathan), Janelle (Ben Schentag) and their children (Bryden and Noah), Amber Smith; Lynne (Edward) Pretty, Weyburn and their family: Danell (Jerry) van Staveren and their children (Pieter and Adrienne), Garon (Amanda) Pretty and their children (Bode and Nyia); Anne (Jim) Ticknor, Beausejour, MB and their family: Corey (Virginia McClain), Jann (Antonio Hernandez), Scott (Jennifer Prins); Garth (Gail) Smith, Calgary, AB and their family : Melissa, Karston, Carter and Courtney; one sister Mary Holiday, Rosetown and four sisters-in-law: Ardeth (George) Hein, Weyburn; Myrtle Smith, Stoughton; Elise Smith, Winnipeg and Grace Smith, Toronto, ON as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mom, yours was a life well lived, filled with joy and pain, fun and work, lessons learned and lessons taught. You will be lovingly remembered and cherished for your formidable intellect, sweet disposition and enduring faith. Indeed – a chapter complete, a page turned, a life well lived, a rest well earned.
WIGHTMAN - Wilfred Ross was born in Davidson, Sask. on February 22, 1924 and passed away September 16, 2004 at Regina General Hospital. He spent his early years in Craik, then the family moved to Francis, where he attended school, then joined the R.C.A.F. and later the Merchant Marines. After leaving the services he married Elaine McDonald. Ross and Elaine farmed at Tyvan for 13 years and moved to Fillmore where they have since resided. Ross was active in the Royal Canadian Legion, the Lions Club and various other community organizations over the years. Although ill health prevented active participation his love of the land and farming never faded. Predeceased by his parents, Addison and Lulu; brothers Carl (Lily), Kenneth (Mary), Lee (Violet), Glen (Ruby), Albert, Ralph; sisters Frances (Walter), Ruth, Alice (Merle) and Helen. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elaine; daughter Shannon (Gerald) Leas; grandsons Tyler, Chris and Jeremy; sisters-in-law Beryl Wightman and Gladys Wightman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 20, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in Tyvan Community Hall, Tyvan, Sask. with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment in Tyvan Cemetery.
WILSON - Bella (nee Dickie), late of Creelman passed away on Monday, August 18th, 2008 at the age of 92 years. Bella was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Wilson; her parents, Albert and Agnes Dickie; her brothers, Norman, Stanley and baby brother Henry; her sisters, Frances and Ellen along with several brothers and sisters in law. Bella is survived by her daughter, Linda Wilson and her grandsons, Eugene and John; her sisters, Agnes and Kathryn; her sister-in-law, Ilene as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The Service of Remembrance for Bella was held on Friday, August 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church, Creelman with Mr. Dave Eskdale officiating. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman.
WILSON - Linda Louise Wilson Late of Regina, Sask. passed away June 20, 2013 at the age of 61 years. Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrews United Church in Creelman, Sask. with Mr. Dale Strandlund officiating. Interment will be at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman, Sask. A Celebration of her life will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. from Regina Elks Club #9 located at 4915 1st Ave. N, Regina, SK. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Maurice and Bella Wilson, along with numerous aunts and uncles. Linda is survived by her sons: Eugene (Charlotte) Wilson, Regina, Sask., Johnathon Wilson, Regina, Sask.; her aunts: Agnes Blackburn, Creelman, Sask., Kathryn Allan, Creelman, Sask., Ilene Dickie, Wolseley, Sask., along with numerous cousins and friends. Honorary Pallbearers will be all in attendance. Urn-bearer will be her son Johnathon Wilson.
WILSON - Pat Elizabeth (nee Paterson) died peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2005. Pat was predeceased by her husband Ray Wilson in 1983 and her grandson Warren Wilson in 1989. Left to mourn her passing is her son Chuck (Darla Hunter) Wilson, Regina, her daughter Wendy (Dennis) Gray, Regina, her son Don (Linda) Wilson, Creelman, her daughter Karen Rae Wilson, Berkley, CA; grandchildren Raynelle, Megan, Andrea, Jason, Ian, Michael, Barry, Falynn, Brandon; her sisters Lesly Merrill and Lara (Taffara) Deguefe and her brother Doug Paterson (Rollie Cooke), all of Vancouver; as well nieces and nephews. Pat was born in Gladstone, Manitoba in 1919. She completed her nurse's training at the Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg. In 1944, she joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp, she subsequently served overseas in England where she was attached to the 4th Canadian General Hospital. In 1945, she married fellow serviceman, Ray Wilson of Creelman. The marriage took place in Farnborough, England. She spent most of her married life in Creelman where she and Ray operated a successful farming operation. They retired to Weyburn, and in 1990 she relocated to Regina. Pat's greatest thrill, later in life, was the time she spent with her grandchildren all of whom have many wonderful memories of times spent with their beloved Grandma Pat. They all have many, many "Grandma Pat" stories to cherish and retell in the days that follow which will bring them comfort and much laughter. She spent her whole life taking care of others once a nurse always a nurse! She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman.
WONG - Jim passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2004 at the age of 66. Born in Heward, SK, Jim moved to Lemberg, SK, then to Regina where the family owned the Golden Gate confectionary store. Jim was a salesman for Olympic Meats for 38 years before retiring in 1997. Jim loved sports and was the voice of Central Park, he was a life member at the Tartan Curling Club, and was a season ticket holder for Riders games, sitting in section 39 since that section was built. As his two sons were involved in sports, Jim would always be there cheering and coaching. He was involved in fundraising, selling 50/50's and programs, etc. Most recently he became a director of the Prairie Thunder football team. Jim was also a member of the ACT, and a past president of the Travelers Day Parade. His family was his pride and joy - always putting his family first. Jim was a special person who touched many lives and will be missed by all. Jim was predeceased by his parents George and Violet; sister Pearl; brother Dan; and brother-in-law Jack Martens. He is survived by his loving wife Lois; sons Mike (Lindsie) and Curtis; brother David; sister-in-law Margaret; nieces and nephews, Kerry (Craig) Terlson, Dale (Annetta) Martens, Lorraine (Malcolm) Hill, and Heidi Wong; as well as Lois' family members.
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- Ellen "Nellie" (nee Sleightholm), age 98 years, late of Lumsden, SK, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 22, 2004. She was born on her family's homestead in the District of Assiniboine, N.W.T., now the Fillmore District, on June 29, 1905, the third of six children born to John and Eliza Sleightholm. She received her schooling in that area, and became a school teacher at age 17, which took her to the Coderre area of southwest Saskatchewan. While there she met Floyd ""Shorty"" Young. They married in 1926 and began farming in the area. In 1942 the family moved to the Forest district in the Lumsden area where they farmed for twenty years, retiring to Lumsden in 1962 where she has since resided. Predeceased by her husband in 1984; daughter-in-law Lydia Young; two sisters, Maude Nixon and Elsie Hart; infant brother Norman Sleightholm, Nellie is survived by four sons, Bill (Kathleen), Lloyd (Mildred), Raymond (Sylvia) and Allan (Audrey); twelve grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha Wiggins of Weyburn and Merle Johnson of Fillmore; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Monday, April 26, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Andrew's United Church, Lumsden, with Rev. Jamie Bushell officiating. Interment in Lumsden Cemetery.
- Harry South Young passed away on Friday, June 27, 2003 at Pioneer Village, Regina. He was born on August 20, 1911 at Fillmore, Sask., and lived most of his life in Regina. He was predeceased by his wife Agnes, great-grandson Warren, and his parents Dave and Liza. He is survived by his son Allan (Karien); grandchildren: Colleen (Eric), Brenda (Sandy), Darryl (Trina), Danette (Jason) and Tara (Cory); great-grandchildren: Bryant, Emmy, Caitlin, Alexandra, Bradley, Ashley and Saige; and sister-in-law Marie Achtzener. A memorial mass will be held at Little Flower Roman Catholic Church, 420 College Avenue on Thursday, July 3, 2003 at 10:30 a.m.
- Diane Aletha (nee Wallace). On Saturday, February 17, 2007, Diane Aletha Yuzyk, of Regina, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 63 years. Predeceased by her parents, Robert (1993) and Gladys Wallace (2006), and her husband, Ed Yuzyk (1996). Diane leaves to mourn, special friend, Al Jordison, one brother, Noelan (Fran) Wallace of Heward; four sisters: Velma (Fred) Gordon of Eastend, Deb Wallace (Pat) of Kisbey, Pat (Barry) Dayman of Corning, and Glenda (Larry) Debusschere of North Portal; an aunt and uncle, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Diane was born May 28, 1943 at Heward, and she grew up in and around Heward, attending school there, then later attended hairdressing school in Regina. On August 30, 1974 Diane married Ed Yuzyk in Regina. Due to Ed's employment, they moved to several communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta, later making Regina their permanent residence. She was employed as a hair dresser for several years, then did private housekeeping. Diane enjoyed many crafts with special interest in needle point and reading. She also enjoyed gardening, camping and playing cards. Ed passed away in 1996. Later, Diane met a special friend in Al Jordison. She will be sadly missed by friends and family. Funeral service was held Thursday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton United Church, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed in Heward Cemetery. The active pallbearers were: Josh Wallace, Arron and Robert Gordon, Elvin and Larry Seabrook and Leonard Mowles. Honorary pallbearers were: Stacey and Miranda Debusschere, Tanya Broast, Crystal Singleton, Kerrie Box, Val Knibbs, Troy and Todd Kilback and Terri Gordon.
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